Hired to deliver a mysterious box to a fogbound Georgia town, daredevil pilot Rye Mallett is targeted by saboteurs and law enforcement officials before teaming up with an attractive but suspicious doctor to determine the box's significance. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. 300,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
Don't miss the spine tingling suspense and tantalizing romance in this thriller about a daring pilot caught in a race against time from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown.
Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions.
As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo . . . and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn.
Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous forty-eight-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other so they can protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it.
- (Grand Central Pub
Brown's (Sting, 2016) latest tale of romantic suspense takes place over 48 hours, but it seems to cover a much longer period of time. Brown packs a lot of action into those two days, and her timekeeping structure reminds the reader of just how slowly the minutes are passing. The two main characters, pilot Rye Mallett and Dr. Brynn O'Neal, meet under less-than-ideal conditions when Rye is forced to crash-land while trying to deliver a mysterious locked box. Brynn then attempts to claim the box without identifying herself. Rye tries hard to find out what this box contains, while Brynn works just as hard to deny him that information. As the hours tick by, the doctor and the pilot get closer as they share a common goal: stay ahead of the thugs and the law officials who are chasing them. Brown sure does steer Tailspin in circles, making her readers' heads spin. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews
Daring pilot Rye Mallett will fly anywhere, though he does up his price to deliver a shrouded-in-secrecy black box to a Dr. Lambert in a shrouded-in-fog north Georgian town. Bad beginnings, though: sabotage makes him crash-land, and he's met not by Dr. Lambert but by striking if enigmatic Dr. Brynn O'Neal. With a 300,000-copy first printing.
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