Monday, April 9, 2012

Flight For Control

"After a ten-year leave, Kathryn Jacobs has been invited back to the N.T.S.B to investigate a series of unexplained airline crashes. But her husband, Captain Bill Jacobs, has his concerns. While her twin daughters are off at camp, and Bill is actively campaigning for the Pilot Union Presidency, Kathryn secretly begins her investigation. What she learns will shock the nation. 
Flight For Control is a thriller that reads like a mystery. But to Kathryn, there is no mystery on the condition of the airline industry—it’s broken. Planes are crashing. Pensions are lost. Pilots are financially and emotionally bankrupt due to fatigue, furloughs, and loss of seniority. It’s time that someone takes control before it’s too late—unless it already is. 
Your life is in your pilot’s hands. Do you know who’s flying your plane?"

Plot: This book is very plot driven, which is really good. Since the plot is well written and suspenseful, there may be moments where you think that it is an easy,simple plot, but you will be wrong. By the end of the book, my jaw had dropped.

Characters: The thing with the book being plot driven is, there isn't a lot of work on the characters. You know who they are and you know their backgrounds, but there is not much to really emotionally connect you to them. The only Character I really liked and had some emotional connection to was Greg. However, the most well written character is Bill. She nailed it on what kind of person he is and the things they are capable of doing in real life.

Pros: Well Written, Great Plot, Worth Rreading.

Cons: Animal Violence (this is just a personal Con, you all know I can't stand innocent animals dying). Some things feel like they flowed together too easily. Like when she would find or figure something out.

Final Thoughts: This book was by far WAY WAY WAY better then I expected and can definitely cause a fear for flying. Since, it portrays issues that are happening in the industry right now. Overall, I felt the book was a great thriller and reminds me of an Aviation Version of Kathy Riechs, Temperance Brennan Novels and Tess Gerritsen's, Rizzoli and Isles Series. If you are a fan of these, you will love Flight for Control. Also, there is quite a bit of sexy time is this book.


  1. Kelsey, Thank you very much for reading my book and for the great review, too! I so much love hearing what people think. And when I've done my job as an author... it makes me smile.
    P.S. I don't like animal cruelty either. And none in the sequel... Flight For Safety.

  2. No, thank ou!! I was really taking away by the amazing plot had to be semi "vague" in my review cause I didn't want to give anything away for potential readers. My major is (well maybe was I am thinking of changing it) criminal psychology and your portrayal of bill was spot on, so I totally understand the kitty's need to be sacrificed, but it still makes me sad! I loved how you ended the book to prefect ending to Segway into flight for Safety.