Hard Fallby Ridley Pearson, David Colacci
FBI agent Cameron Daggett has for years been on the trail of an international triggerman responsible for planting at least two nearly undetectable explosive devices on airplanes. When a strange murder takes place in a Seattle aircraft training installation, Daggett suspects that his nemesis is involved. The man who was murdered was a specialist in training pilots to fly the Duhning 959-600 a new breed of ultra-sophisticated aircraft and he was killed in a Duhning flight simulator. Was the killer trying to be taught to pilot one of these super jets? How is this connected to Daggett's recent discovery of sophisticated altitude detonators? Is Anthony Kort Daggett's prey about to strike again?
Using the most intricate and complex forensic techniques, the aerodynamic and technical principles that make monster jets stay aloft, and sheer cop's reasoning Daggett picks up Kort's trail. He is joined by forensic experts, aerodynamic engineers, and criminal psychologists but it comes down to Daggett and Daggett alone to see the pattern in the seemingly endless technical detail, and stop a tragedy before it takes place. But Kort is smart, and driven by a motivation that Daggett cannot possibly understand. And when Daggett gets close, Kort makes it personal. Hard Fall is a breathlessly paced thriller, an intellectual and technical game of cat and mouse, and a modern classic of suspense fiction.
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Meet the Author
Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author of crime fiction (Probable Cause, Middle of Nowhere); suspense/horror (The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer); and children's chapter books (coauthor of Peter and the Starcatchers). His forty-plus novels include Undercurrents, Chain of Evidence, and The Body of David Hayes. In 1991 he became the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/ Fulbright Fellowship in detective fiction at Oxford University.
Ridley, his wife, Marcelle, and their two daughters currently divide their time between the Midwest and the Northern Rockies.
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Date of Birth:
- March 13, 1953
- Place of Birth:
- Glen Cove, New York
- Kansas University, B.A., Brown University
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Was my first read of Ridley Pearson. Figured I would give it a go and I was really impressed. A great stand alone title. Book was well written. Alot of suspense and twists in this book. Since reading this I have went on to read nearly all his other titles and he is hands down one of the best I have read along with Connelly. Definitely would recommend this book or any other book Ridley is a part of to folks.