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HARD FALL.

Pearson, Ridley.

ISBN 10: 0356206009 / ISBN 13: 9780356206004
Published by DELACORTE. NY 1992, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dj.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 11406

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Title: HARD FALL.

Publisher: DELACORTE. NY 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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FBI agent Cameron Daggett has for years been on the trail of an international triggerman responsible for planting at least two nearly undetectable explosive devices on airplanes. When a strange murder takes place in a Seattle aircraft training installation, Daggett suspects that his nemesis is involved. The man who was murdered was a specialist in training pilots to fly the Duhning 959-600 ― a new breed of ultra-sophisticated aircraft ― and he was killed in a Duhning flight simulator. Was the killer trying to be taught to pilot one of these super jets? How is this connected to Daggett's recent discovery of sophisticated altitude detonators? Is Anthony Kort ― Daggett's prey ― about to strike again? Using the most intricate and complex forensic techniques, the aerodynamic and technical principles that make monster jets stay aloft, and sheer cop's reasoning ― Daggett picks up Kort's trail. He is joined by forensic experts, aerodynamic engineers, and criminal psychologists ― but it comes down to Daggett and Daggett alone to see the pattern in the seemingly endless technical detail, and stop a tragedy before it takes place. But Kort is smart, and driven by a motivation that Daggett cannot possibly understand. And when Daggett gets close, Kort makes it personal. Hard Fall is a breathlessly paced thriller, an intellectual and technical game of cat and mouse, and a modern classic of suspense fiction.

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First there was Lockerbie. Then Eurotour's Flight 1023. Now the bomber is ready to strike again! The bombing of Eurotours flight 1023 was big news. To FBI agent Cam Daggett it was more than that. It was personal. His parents and son were on that plane. And for two years he's been after the killer who did it. All he has is a name: Anthony Kort . . .and the knowledge that Kort is in the United States with a detonator no airport security can detect.

Cam's colleagues at the Bureau and his girlfriend tell him to get behind a desk, to leave the investigation to other agents. But Cam has painstakingly built a portrait of the terrorist, and he alone has a snowball's chance in hell of predicting Kort's next target. Except hell is a much kinder, gentler place than where Cam's headed -- into Kort's depraved world of madness and revenge.

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