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Book Review: Free Fall

Book Review: Free Fall

With nearly two million books in print in over seventeen countries, internationally bestselling author Rick Mofina’s specialized thrillers are “scary in all the right places” (James Patterson). Mofina’s novels have received high praise from Penthouse,The Globe and Mail, National Post and other respected international news outlets. His stand-alone debut, Six Seconds (MIRA Books, 2009), was a U.K. and Canadian bestseller success and received starred reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. In Free Fall, the fourth installment in the edgy Kate Page series, readers are thrust into a heart-stopping ride replete with unpredictable twists.

Reporter Kate Page is fed up with the office politics at Newslead, the once-esteemed newswire service. While other employees skate by on the prestige of their last name, Kate keeps her nose to the grindstone and works tirelessly to redeem Newslead’s once pristine reputation. While wrapping up a story one Saturday, Kate overhears alarming news regarding a malfunctioning New York commuter flight over the scanner. Determined not to miss a breaking story, Kate races to LaGuardia to hunt down this promising lead.

Despite the NTSB’s claims that the crash was a result of human error, the veteran pilot insists that he was unable to control the aircraft’s advanced operating system.  As Kate attempts to wrap her mind around the details, another jetliner crashes into the runway in London. The investigation reveals that both planes have the same flight management system, leading to the possibility of a third party remotely controlling the aircraft. Soon after, Kate receives a mysterious email from Zarathustra, a terrorist organization claiming responsibility for both attacks, and threatening an even more deadly third. With a mounting body count, Kate races to the FBI with the information. But as time winds down, a disastrous end for more than more than a thousand lives, including Kate’s, seems inevitable.

Rick Mofina has been heralded as a writer whose prose “reads like short bursts of gunfire”

(Publisher’s Weekly), earning him comparisons to Frederick Forsyth, Michael Crichton and Robert Ludlum. In free fall, Mofina leans on his powerful experiences as an international reporter to provide authentic fodder “guaranteed to keep readers flipping the pages” (The Toronto Sun).

Praise for Rick Mofina

free-fall-morfina“Moves like a tornado”
?James Patterson, #1 New York Times, Bestselling Author, on Six Seconds

“Mofina is one of the best thriller writers in the business.”
?Library Journal

“Everything we need from a great thriller.”
?Lee Child, New York Times Bestselling Author, on Six Seconds

 


 

Christi Sheehan,
Publicity Assistant
(212) 207-7494
Christi.Sheehan@harpercollins.com

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