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by Lynne Heitman
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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Lynne Heitman
  • ISBN:
    0451410084
  • ISBN13:
    978-0451410085
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  • Publisher:
    Onyx; First Printing edition (February 1, 2002)
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    926
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After her best friend is murdered, airline executive Alex Shanahan inadvertantly uncovers a black market for used airplane parts.

John McTavish is not the sort of person to get mixed up in a scenario which would lead to his murder, but he has been found with his throat slashed in Miami. After her best friend is murdered, airline executive Alex Shanahan inadvertantly uncovers a black market for used airplane parts. But the man behind the scam doesn't want to be found-and he's not about to let Alex cause him any turbulence. Heitman melds the maze of today's airline industry with intrigue and mystery. she gives us an insider's view.

Her career in the airline business spanned fourteen years and included a variety Lynne Heitman was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University where she completed her bachelors and masters degrees, both in business administration, and spent one season as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Lynne Heitman spent fourteen years in the airline business. Her experience includes an assignment as the general manager for a major airline at Logan International Airport in Boston

Lynne Heitman spent fourteen years in the airline business. Her experience includes an assignment as the general manager for a major airline at Logan International Airport in Boston. She is a native of Dallas, Texas, where she graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Business Administration and spent time as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

Lynne Heitman's latest mystery is yet another fast, absorbing read, and she proves once again just how well she knows the innerworkings of the airline industry

She grew up in Dallas, where she spent one year as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Methodist University. Lynne Heitman's latest mystery is yet another fast, absorbing read, and she proves once again just how well she knows the innerworkings of the airline industry. She has built a fascinating, believable story around flight attendants turned prostitutes whose customers always travel in first class.

Lynne Heitman was born and raised in Dallas, Texas

Lynne Heitman was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating, she went to work for a major airline in the finance department. The second book in the series, PARTS UNKNOWN (previously TARMAC), was named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the year's best, and her short story EXIT INTERVIEW was published in the BOSTON NOIR anthology. After six years in Seattle, Lynne moved back to the Boston area where she lives today with her family.

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Biography and booking information for Lynne Heitman, Author of the Alex Shanahan Novels "First Class Killing," "Tarmac" & "Hard Landing". Contact All American Speakers Bureau to inquire about speaking fees and availability, and book the best keynote speaker for your next event. She drew upon her experiences in the airline business to create the character of Alex Shanahan, the ed-PI, featured in her four thrillers. The second book in the series, "Parts Unknown"(previously TARMAC), was named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the year's best, and her short story "Exit Interview" was published in the "Boston Noir" anthology.

Author Lynne Heitman. Books by Lynne Heitman: Hard Landing. 8/10 3.

Before she became a writer, Lynne Heitman worked for a major airline for fourteen years in cities around the country

Before she became a writer, Lynne Heitman worked for a major airline for fourteen years in cities around the country. Along the way, she gathered a treasure trove of experiences, which she drew upon to create the character of Alex Shanahan, the ed-PI featured in her four thrillers. The second book in the series, Parts Unknown (previously Tarmac), was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the year’s best and her short story Exit Interview was published in the Boston Noir anthology.

After her best friend is murdered, airline executive Alex Shanahan inadvertantly uncovers a black market for used airplane parts. But the man behind the scam doesn't want to be found-and he's not about to let Alex cause him any turbulence. "Heitman melds the maze of today's airline industry with intrigue and mystery." (John J. Nance, bestselling author of Headwind) "Skillful...she gives us an insider's view." (The Sunday Boston Globe)

Enalonasa
Lynne Heitman really knows how to knock off some socks. Tarmac is a great mystery that includes a heroine so real that I wondered, after the book was over, what Alex is doing right now.
About a third of the way into the book Alex Shanahan follows a suspect down a dark Florida road and an action sequence kicks in that grabs you by the throat and won't let go. The set-up to the mystery is elegant but the action -- and the characters -- really hooked me. The intensity only tightens until it's like a gun pointed at your head. I couldn't stop reading after the half-way point, and that's my favorite kind of story. Best of all, I didn't want the book to end when it was over.
I'll be waiting impatiently for the next in the series to arrive. Don't miss this one, it's a keeper.
Anarus
I'm sorry to say the first few chapters are just not interesting to me. A friend that used to be in the airline industry recommended it and I see how she would like the airline knowledge that the author has to share. I've been busy writing my own book and am comparing mine to others in different categories and this one is just hard for me to get into. I'll try again and hope I like it when I'm not as busy.
Debeme
I bought this book for my pilot friend Ryan Burdick. While I haven't read it, he has mentioned numerous times how good the book is and how the authors really took the time to get everything from terminology to small details correct. This book is fully endorsed by Ryan Burdick and if anyone knows Tarmac it's him.
Celak
Lynne Heitman's behind-the-scenes detail about the airline industry makes your skin crawl, and when Alex Shanahan is up to her neck in alligators (or nasty dogs), you're feeling just as threatened as she is.
After reading a Heitman book, it can be a bit difficult to get to sleep, but it's worth it.
Xirmiu
Having been enthralled by Heitman's first novel (Hard Landing) only last week, I rushed out and got Tarmac.
When John McTavish - a key ally of airline manager Alex Shanahan in Hard Landing - is murdered in Miami and the local cops say he was there on a drug buy, Alex decides to head to Miami herself. She knows that the drug story is preposterous, plus she has mysterious evidence that the cops don't - before his murder, John sent her the fire-damaged logbook from a downed `plane in Ecuador and a huge $25,000 diamond ring. After foolishly exposing herself to great danger, she teams up with Jack Dolan, a retired but flawed FBI agent and jointly they realize that John's murder could be tied to the illegal and highly dangerous business of recycling used, damaged, and even crashed airline parts and passing them off as new. Their investigation leads them into a confusing and threatening world involving a fearsome drug dealer, a nasty and brutal Vietnam vet, other dubious characters, and a brilliant, tricky young computer-whiz.
As with Hard Landing, Heitman has done an excellent job in crafting a thriller full of intrigue, corruption, and conspiracy that culminates in a surprising ending. The ending though, is not quite as satisfying as that of Hard Landing - Tarmac's seems a little contrived whereas that of Hard Landing - while surprising - was rock solid. I wonder whether this difference is related to the fact that, in Hard Landing, Heitman was writing about airport operations - in which she has direct experience - whereas, in Tarmac, she's reaching into the world of money laundering, drug trafficking, law enforcement, and airline parts.
furious ox
Second in a great mystery series, Tarmac takes you into the realm of stolen aircraft parts, drugs and murder. The lead charater in the series is Alex Shanahan, a airline executive with a nose for business and detective work. In Tarmac, she investigates a friend's murder in Miami. With the assistance of a former FBI agent and a quirky computer hack, the heroine courageously takes on the FBI, drug lords, and the airline 'old boy' system.
The author, a former airline executive, gives you some 'inside' information about the airlines, such as the large blackmarket on airline parts. In Tarmac, you get to know more about Alex and what makes her tick. The other characters in the book are interesting and at the end you hope to see them in future books.
I really loved the book and look forward to reading Lynne Heitman's next installment of Alex Shanahan's adventures.
Nuadador
This was a good read! Lots of airline related info, maybe too much at times? Very suspenseful in that you only find out who the good guys are at the very end. Very realistic ending in that the main character doesn't live happily ever after with the 'hero' collaborator. One or two slow parts but 97% was good reading!
What a great book! I love this genre and love this book. It has everything I look for. It is an absorbing and fast read but not too short or too long. Heitman is a wonderful writer and has an amazing descriptive talent that makes the characters and settings come alive. I found the story line engrossing with enough turns to keep me interested and not certain where it was going but avoiding the unbelievable, totally out of left field endings that some other authors rely on. And I like the main characters. The good guys are flawed enough to be real but utterly sympathetic and likeable. I highly recommend TARMAC.