"The race is on to deliver a mysterious black box..."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted August 21, 2018
Thriller | Suspense | Romance Suspense
TAILSPIN is about a simple air
freight delivery gone awry. But fans of Sandra Brown won't be duped by
the simplicity of that statement. Sandra Brown does not do simple, and
that's why she has a huge following of devoted readers like myself.
So here's the skinny: Rye Mallett has to fly a black box to a designated
airfield in an area socked in by fog. All bets are off for anyone hoping
their scheduled flight was getting off the ground. These are the kind of
risky flights Rye's boss, Dash, depends on him to make. Rye doesn't
seem to hold his life in high regard, but his expertise as a pilot is the
reason he is a huge asset. Rye is flying solo to Howardsville to a small
airfield with important cargo meant for a Doctor Lambert.
Rye's fog-ridden flight to Howardsville winds up putting him smack in
the middle of a devious and illegal plan that puts his life, his flight, his
career, and the actual recipient of the black box in great peril. Instead
of meeting with Dr. Lambert, Rye's flight is met serendipitously by
Brynn O'Neal, along with a dastardly duo. And the race is on.
Rye's motto is never to get involved. His time in the military taught him
well. Rye's life is his flying. Well, hang on to your hat... or in this case,
your magnificent leather bomber jacket! Rye's life is never going to be
the same thanks to Brynn and her absolute determination to see that
the contents of that black box arrive in tact to her intended recipient.
TAILSPIN is a story filled with folks
underestimating people that don't fit in with their group, so to speak.
The laugh is on them when those that are considered inconsequential
become integral and important.
Have you ever look up the word "tailspin" in a dictionary? I admit I often
do that when the title of a book seems to hold a hidden relevance.
TAILSPIN is defined as a mental letdown or collapse. Or a sustained
and usually severe decline or downturn. A state in which something
quickly becomes much worse... It struck me that Sandra Brown wanted
TAILSPIN to expand past the
simple beginning. Using TAILSPIN as its title was genius and
I've already passed along the word on TAILSPIN to my devoted review followers. Always
lucky to get my hand on anything Sandra Brown writes and TAILSPIN is no exception. All the
characters are so well constructed that they seem alive and their flaws
only accentuate their wondrous personalities.
Learn more about Tailspin
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown
returns with a potent fusion of tantalizing suspense and
romance, in a thriller about a reckless pilot caught in a
race against time.
Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with
flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken,
usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight
hours of shut-eye before a flight; 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 why--he just ups
As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more
trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted
first by a sabotage attempt 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 other people's
problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the
intrigue surrounding his cargo...and to the mysterious and
attractive Brynn O'Neal.
Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to
deliver the box before time runs out. With the hours
slipping by and everyone from law enforcement officials to
hired thugs hot on their heels, the two must protect their
valuable cargo from those who would kill for it--that is, if
they can trust each other.
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