A terrorist bombing strikes an Afghan police training center in Kabul, leaving dozens of critically injured blast victims. An Air Force transport plane takes off with some of the wounded, who are bound for a hospital in Germany. Once airborne, pilot Michael Parson learns terrorists have also placed a bomb on board the aircraft. The bomb is rigged to detonate on descent, and Parson and his crew and passengers are trapped at altitude until they can find a solution. As word of the crisis spreads, several countries deny landing rights. Through aerial refueling, the jet can fly for an extended time–but not forever, as the aircraft’s mechanical condition deteriorates, the patients suffer complications, and the crew grows more and more tired.
Look for my new novel, SILENT ENEMY, coming in August.