Headwind

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2001 - Fiction - 448 pages
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In the skies above Europe, a Boeing 737 jets toward an unknown destination. On board is John Harris—a fugitive from justice. Charged by an international accord of ordering the torture of hundreds of innocent people, he is the most wanted man in the world.
 
He is the former President of the United States. 
 
The pilot, Captain Craig Dayton, realizes that a silent conspiracy against John Harris is taking shape, and that every moment the plane spends on the ground makes a target for his enemies—who have already condemned him for his crimes. Now, as both sides wage a war of words in the most powerful courts in the world, the only safe haven left is in the air...
 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Retired Air Force pilot Nance shows the same skill at guiding a thriller through white-knuckle weather as he did as a civilian landing a 737.The titles of Nance's fiction (Blackout (2000), etc.) are ... Read full review

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User Review  - sgillette - LibraryThing

I enjoy Nance's books, but this one has been my least favorite. It combines his knowledge of aviation and the legal system. The international law portions of this book were not my cup of tea. Read full review

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FIFTEEN
SEVENTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTVO
TWENTYFIVE
TWENTYSEVEN
TWENTYNINE
THIRTYONE
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John J. Nance is the bestselling author of Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, both of which have been adapted as four-hour television miniseries. An aviation analyst for the ABC Television Network and aviation editor for Good Morning America, Nance is also a licensed attorney, a veteran Air Force reserve officer/pilot, a nationally known professional speaker, and an airline captain for a major US carrier. He lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington.

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