#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a mix of spine tingling suspense and tantalizing romance in this thriller about a daring 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 and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. 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 questions.
As Rye’s plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane 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 to other people’s problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo . . . and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn.
Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous forty-eight-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other so they can protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it.
I completely devoured TAILSPIN by Sandra Brown. The writing, the storyline, the twists and turns had me siting on the edge of my seat until the very last page. It’s midnight, I just finished about 30 minutes ago, and I’m laying here trying to figure out how to write a review that does this book justice without spoiling anything. And let me tell you it’s tough! Everything I want to gush about could lessen the experience for anyone who wants to read it, so to be safe, I think this review will be short and sweet.
Rye Mallett is a pilot and one of the best out there. He has a record within the aviation community and is a bit of a legend. When Dr. Lambert in Georgia needs an important box delivered in unthinkable weather conditions, most pilots would run away from the job, but Rye jumps in and agrees to take the flight. What Rye never expects is for someone to cause him to crash land because of the box he is delivering. He also never expects to meet the unreadable Dr. Brynn O’Neal. Brynn claims she was sent by Dr. Lambert to pick up the mysterious black box, but the events that led to the crash make Rye believe there is more going on than just a simple delivery.
Whatever is in the box is time sensitive, and Rye has only 48-hours to figure out why someone was willing to crash his plane for it. . . not to mention why two men are following him and Brynn.
My favorite thing about reading Sandra Brown is how she layers her stories. You truly never know what to expect when you start reading and you never know where the story will take you. Rye is a complex character with a past that we really don’t know much about, and the same could be said for Brynn. Throughout the story you slowly figure out their past and start connecting with them. I think the way the author builds and layers her characters allows the reader to have a more invested reading experience.
Sandra Brown is the queen of thrillers. She writes intense, twisted stories with intricate plots that keep me on my toes. Tailspin was no different. With a hot pilot, a brilliant doctor, a mysterious black box, fights, detectives, sketchy characters and a ton of romance. . . how could you not love this book?
*Thank you Grand Central Publishing for providing me with this free review copy!