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Breaking Point

Dana Haynes

Minotaur Books

"Haynes is a gifted writer who grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go until the final page." -- Nelson DeMille

Three NTSB experts - people brought in to help investigate whenever a plane goes down - find themselves victims and witnesses rather than investigators when the plane they are on crashes.

En route to a conference, three NTSB experts -- known to insiders as "Crashers" -- Tommy Tomzak, a pathologist from Texas; Kiki Duvall, a sound engineer and former naval officer; and Isaiah Grey, investigator and former FBI agent – are aboard a twin turbo prop plane when, just outside of Helena, Montana, the plane crashes into a thickly forested moutainside.  But the crash isn’t an accident - it was brought down on purpose - and the "Crashers" weren't the target. The plane was brought down by mercenaries, led by an enigmatic, shadowy self-described patriot known only as Calendar, using weapons technology banned by international treaty.  The targets - three men who planned to blow the whistle on the weapons technology and the power brokers behind its development.

In a twisty, compelling thriller that goes from the streets of Spain, to the mountains of the western United States, to the heart of  the dark, hidden corridors of power where there are dangerous secrets that few suspect and fewer know, the “Crashers” are literally dropped in the middle of a case that neither starts, nor ends, with a plane crash with some of their own on-board.  A new team of Crashers fights time, as a fire rages ever closer to the wreckage, conflicting and confusing evidence, and unpredictable outside forces trying to prevent them from uncovering the truth. With alllies - unseen and even unknown - working behind the scenes to help them, the team is trapped in the midst of a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with the deadliest of consquences, a game that not all of them will survive...

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SIX DAYS EARLIER
Renee Malatesta’s mobile thrummed. She ignored it.
She snugged the starched, white sheets around her and burrowed into the warm depression made by the German tourist she’d allowed to seduce her. He’d come to Segovia via bicycle. He had iron thighs and funny little ears and he smelled delicious. He slept the sleep of the just as Renee’s mobile thrummed again on the white-painted, faux-Victorian side table.
Renee’s nut-brown arm emerged from the eggshell-white sheet. She turned the phone so she could see the LED.
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Praise for Breaking Point

 “The large cast of compelling characters, nonstop action , and realistic feel of the investigation make this novel a standout…A thrill ride.”—Associated Press

 “A top-notch, tension-packed technothriller.”—Booklist (starred review)

 “Spine-tingling…a page-turner.”—Book Page

“A well-written…white-knuckle thriller.”—Library Journal

  “Jaw-dropping…There is mystery, action, suspense, death, and romance from beginning to end.”—Bookreporter.com

 “[A]drenaline-filled…edge-of-your-seat thrills.”—Shelf Awareness

 “The large cast of compelling characters, nonstop action , and realistic feel of the investigation make this novel a standout…A thrill ride.”—Associated Press

 “A top-notch, tension-packed technothriller.”—Booklist (starred review)

 “Spine-tingling…a page-turner.”—Book Page

“A well-written…white-knuckle thriller.”—Library Journal

  “Jaw-dropping…There is mystery, action, suspense, death, and romance from beginning to end.”—Bookreporter.com

 “[A]drenaline-filled…edge-of-your-seat thrills.”—Shelf Awareness

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BREAKING POINT by Dana HaynesKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of BREAKING POINT . Two "crashers"—airplane disaster investigators—who survive the downing of a 65-seat twin turboprop plane in Montana become part of the intensive effort to penetrate the dark secrecy surrounding the incident—and nab the cold-blooded, technologically advanced perpetrators of the crash.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dana Haynes

  • DANA HAYNES, author of Crashers, was, for more than twenty years, a journalist and editor at several newspapers in Oregon. He now works for Portland Community College and lives in Portland, Oregon. 
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