I’m reviewed! Woo hoo!
Hooookay. First big-time review, in the Library Journal, the issue released today. Doing the happy-dance all over my condo and scaring my cats. Here it is:
Haynes, Dana. Crashers. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2010. c.352p. ISBN 978-0-312-59988-1. $24.99. F
[Note: I know what some of that means, but not all. What do I care? Sorry. Back to the review.]
A large passenger plane crashes outside of Portland, OR, with very few survivors, and the investigation begins almost immediately. Former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) pathologist Dr. Leonard Tomzak happens to be close by the crash site and takes command at once of “The Crashers” team as the search for the truth begins. Simultaneously, the FBI starts to suspect that the plane was brought down by terrorists. All too soon, they realize that the terrorists will strike again… in three days. As Tomzak takes control of his team, he has to fight jealousies, turf wars, and his own feelings of inadequacy. VERDICT The plane crash scenes are extremely graphic but absolutely essential to the reader’s understanding of the aftermath of a plane downed by a terrorist strike. Although the ending is just a little over the top, this thriller debut is filled with excitement and knowledge of NTSB procedures and problems. Highly recommended-just don’t eat during the crash-scene investigation.
Library marketing; 100,000-copy first printing.-Robert Conroy, Warren, MI
By the way (blush blush) you can pre-order the novel at Amazon now. Click on “Amazon.”