Retired aviation accident investigator Nick Phillips wants nothing more than to be left alone. To run a flight school, be a good husband to his wife of twenty-five years, and a supportive father to his two college-age children.
But Nick’s tenacious investigation into the government’s sabotage of a private jet and assassination of a prominent political figure four years ago still captures the public’s imagination. His past will not be denied a continuing role in his life when a reporter for an obscure publication named American Vigilante contacts him to propose a “Where Is He Now?” article. Nick refuses the interview. The reporter writes it anyway and publishes an eBook titled Airborne Justice that sells over 200,000 copies in the first month alone.
Snooping tourists sporting cell phone cameras and paparazzi aiming lenses as long as their tentacle-like arms descend on the sleepy mountain town of Cedar Valley, Colorado, and wreak havoc on Nick’s once-quiet existence. Then into the mix drives a black Mercedes sedan with a married man’s worst nightmare at the wheel.
Caitlin Monroe, a heart-stopping beauty carrying a Walther PPK-S .380 semi-automatic pistol as more than a fashion accessory, preys upon what Nick has lost: the thrill of the hunt for clues as to how someone tampered with an airplane and transformed it into a pile of smoldering junk with her lover at the controls. Murder is no accident, and crash detective Nick Phillips cannot resist the temptation to prove it.
Red Line is the second novel in the Pilot Error series and will be published in the Fall of 2012.