Derrick Storm, the guy the CIA calls on when it wants something investigated domestically, is 33,000 feet in the air, returning from a rock-climbing vacation in the Swiss Alps, when the plane spirals into a nosedive. Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the people onboard. Sadly, Storm is not available to come to the aid of the three other planes that have crashed under similar circumstances, killing everyone onboard. Interestingly, many of the victims are powerful people in politics, business, and religious groups.
The always elusive Jedidiah Jones, leader of the National Clandestine Service that has no name, calls on Storm to investigate. Storm determines that an unknown extremist has secured enough of the rare earth element promethium to create a laser with the power to shoot down planes from the ground. The problem swiftly becomes a global one as four more planes crash in the Arabian Desert.
Details, intuition, and courage lead Storm to Monaco, Panama City, and Egypt as he meets beautiful women, rides angry camels, and rescues innocent victims in his valiant effort to track down the maniacal mind.
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Nice addition to the series!
Whoever wrote this is the best Richard Castle yet