Fairchild loves to fly. Particularly through the awesomely huge storms that the planet Escudra VI forms, creating the best whitewater that she can find in the sky. Never mind that the scientists back at base camp warn her off the beast coalescing in front of her. Or that her own equipment starts to misbehave. She can outwit this storm. Thread the needle and come out laughing on the other side. Dying happens to other people. Never her. Not Fairchild. "Fairchild"—an exciting new hard science-fiction novel by Blaze Ward—begins the adventures of a whole new type of hero.