Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane... At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. 'Airframe' is nonstop reading - the mixture of suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton landmark since The Andromeda Strain.