On its final test flight, a new American airliner crashes mysteriously in the Arizona desert. An accident or something more sinister? Mitchell Gant, an expert on aviation accidents, must risk his life by repeating the test flight in every detail. Is it a coincidence when another plane crashes off the coast of Finland, or as some are beginning to suspect, a conspiracy that involves business, politics, and the global marketplace? Gant survived Vietnam, the Cold War, and the Gulf. Now, he finds himself fighting a different and far more dangerous war.