Steven Pace, investigative reporter, has done it all--broken scandals, made headlines, won the Pulitzer Prize. Now he's burnt-out, an exhausted, alcoholic wreck struggling to hold onto the remnants of his life: a job he can't stand, a bitter ex-wife, a daughter who adores him despite it all.
Pace is stunned to discover that he knew passengers aboard the doomed plane, and further stunned when the official cause of the crash is announced as a "bird strike"--the very thing the jet's new high-tech engine had been designed to resist.
A good reporter's instincts never completely vanish, and Steven Pace has got hold of the biggest story of his career, a tale of corruption and cover-up that will reach into the highest levels of the U.S. government. This is the one that will put him back on top--if he can dig deep enough to find out the truth ... and stay alive long enough to publish it!