Mr. D. begins by telling us this is a fictional story based on fact the crash of TWA flight 800.
Former NYPD homicide detective John Corey is back along with his wife, Kate Mayfield. Both work for the federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force hes on contract, shes full time FBI. Kate worked the case when it happened, interviewing many of the witnesses. Now, five years later, shes trying to unofficially involve John in digging into the closed case she has doubts about the official findings.
NYPD detectives, the FBI, the CIA and the NTSB were all involved in the initial investigation...allegedly sharing info with each other, but many times that was a one-way street. When John and Kate attended the annual memorial service, he was warned not to try to re-open the case. This, of course, just spurred John on to go along with Kates idea. One specific loose end bothered both of them. Since they had both been warned NOT to go snooping into the cold case and did so anyway, both were banished to foreign assignments for six weeks. However, as soon as he returns to New York, John resumes snooping where he left off.
This is a good one! The author provides surprises throughout the story. And John Corey still has his dry, somewhat sarcastic sense of humor that had me laughing out loud at times. Mr. D. admits he discovered conflicting information when doing his research for this book. Who really knows what happened to TWA flight 800?