|Plot Summary of Tarmac|
Onyx, Feb 2002, 6.99
Alex Shanahan left her job at Boston-based Majestic Airlines to accept a position in Detroit. However, before leaving town she is horrified to learn that someone murdered a close friend John McTavish at Logan Airport.
When Alex receives a flight logbook and a twenty-five thousand-dollar ring posthumously from John, she visits his family to find out what this means. The police believe John is a victim of a drug related crime that went wrong, but his grieving wife and his crippled brother think differently. They believe John was killed to end his investigation of an illegal black market that scavenges parts from plane crashes. Alex agrees to follow John's trail starting with a trip to Miami, but perhaps she would have reconsidered her offer if she knew how dangerous her pursuit will become.
TARMAC is an exciting aviation mystery that those readers who are not already frightened by the recent horrifying events have another concern to worry about when in the air. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action while Alex remains a fine lead protagonist who risks her career on her quest. The support cast for the most part adds depth though John's brother is overdone as the angry hopeless individual that pushes Alex into picking up the gauntlet. Lynne Heitman keeps her fans flying with this soaring mystery.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Tarmac|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- stolen goods organization
- business executive
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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