CRASHERS.

Haynes, Dana.

ISBN 10: 0312599889 / ISBN 13: 9780312599881
Published by New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj, 2010
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Portland author's first thriller. "Whenever a plane crashes, a 'Go-Team' is assembled to investigate. The members of that team - each a leading expert in a specific field - are known informally as 'crashers.' Usually the team has months to determine the cause of a crash. But this time it's different. They have only three days before terror strikes again." SIGNED on the title page. 343 pp. Fine in fine silver foil dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 62635

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Title: CRASHERS.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Whenever a plane goes down in the U.S., a "Go Team" made up of experts is assembled by the NTSB to investigate. Those people - each of them a leading expert in a specific area  - are known as informally as "Crashers."

When a passenger plane, a Vermeer One Eleven, slams into the ground outside Portland, Oregon, a team is quickly assembled to investigate the cause.  Under the leadership of the IIC (Investigator in Charge), Leonard "Tommy" Tomzak, a pathologist who recently quit the NTSB who also happened to be in the area when the Vermeer One Eleven went down, the team gets to work as fast as possible. Assembled by Susan Tanaka, the inter-governmental liason from the NTSB on this crash, the team includes: Kathryn "Kiki" Duvall (voice recorder specialist), known as a"sonar witch" who can hear things that others can't and can pinpoint an accent from anywhere in the world; John Roby (Mad Bomber), former cop and bomb expert, who can detect the use of an incendiary device simply by smelling the air; Walter Mulroney (Structures), looks more like a cowboy than an engineer but can rebuild just about any plane from the bolts up; along with Peter Kim (Power Plant) and Isaiah Grey (Operations).  Usually the team has months to determine the cause of a crash. But this time it's different. This time, the plane was brought down deliberately, without leaving a trace, and this was only a trial run.

In LA, Daria Gibron - a former Shin Bet agent, now under the protection of the FBI- spots a group of suspicious-looking men. Missing her former life of action, she attaches herself to them only to learn that, somehow, they were responsbie for the plane crash and are preparing for another action. While her FBI handler tries to find her and save her, Daria risks her life to try to get close enough to learn what's going on and thwart the coming terrorist action. But time is running out and her cover story is running thin.

A fresh and utterly compelling thriller, an original mix of action, investigation and a brilliant cast of characters that grabs the reader in the way few novels can and fewer do.

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 “You absolutely must read Crashers...grabs you on page one and doesn’t let you go until the final page.”—Nelson DeMille

Whenever a plane goes down, a “Go Team” is assembled to investigate. The members of that team—each a leading expert in a specific field—are known as

CRASHERS

Portland, Oregon: A passenger plane has gone down. Enter NTSB investigator and pathologoist “Tommy” Tomzak who leads his team—a voice recorder specialist, bomb expert, engineer, mechanic, pilot, and crime scene specialist among them—to grapple with the evidence. Usually the Crashers have months to determine the cause of a crash. But this time it’s different: The plane appears to have been brought down deliberately. The enemy might be one of their own. And an off-site operative who made a name for herself in Israeli intelligence has just made a catastrophic discovery: In less than three days, terror will strike the U.S. airways yet again...

“An explosive mix of 24 and CSI.”—USA Today

“Un-put-downable...sizzles with action.”—John Lescroart

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