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Excerpted from Chapter Nine of Keena's novel The Volcano Dancer, Majestic 43 was the book's largest and most heavily-researched passage and, therefore, an ideal standalone short story. While asleep in the back of a darkened jetliner cruising over the Pacific, passenger Rick Morrow, is quietly summoned to the front of the plane where a flight attendant introduces him to FBIExcerpted from Chapter Nine of Keena's novel The Volcano Dancer, Majestic 43 was the book's largest and most heavily-researched passage and, therefore, an ideal standalone short story. While asleep in the back of a darkened jetliner cruising over the Pacific, passenger Rick Morrow, is quietly summoned to the front of the plane where a flight attendant introduces him to FBI agent Jamaal Conyers. Morrow, an unemployed corporate co-pilot, soon discovers he's now the only person aboard qualified to land the plane: Drugged by terrorists before they boarded, the captain and first officer have now fallen ill. The first officer is unconscious; the captain is fading fast. As Morrow settles in to the flight deck, Conyers insists none of the other passengers must know what's happened to the pilots. The U.S. has kept quiet other potentially-deadly acts of terrorism since 9/11. The descent into Honolulu becomes complicated by a low cloud-cover and Morrow's lack of experience at the controls of a jumbo jet. Ahead, a runway incursion at Honolulu International is about to test all of Morrow's skills. The two hundred other passengers aboard have no idea their lives are on the line. Buckle up and hold on — the ride is about begin aboard Majestic 43. “Majestic 43” is the centerpiece of The Volcano Dancer whose lead male character is Rick Morrow. “Majestic 43,” a flashback in Rick’s journal to an evening 14 months earlier, is the book’s Chapter 13. In it, Rick is haunted by the death of his wife and daughter from a tragedy the government has kept Top Secret for nearly 14 months. He has yet to come to terms with his own sorrow, choosing, instead, to keep his emotions locked deep inside.The book begins two-and-a-half years after the tragic evening he lost his family. In Chapter 1, we join Rick, unemployed and penniless, as he takes to the road to persuade reclusive, former Justice Department insider Liam Channing to help him uncover the truth about that night. On the way, Rick meets the lead female character, Nikolette Allen. Nikki, as he later calls her, is a young woman uncertain about a career in Washington serving a government she no longer trusts. Together, they find Liam, who agrees to help them by sending them on a quest across the country for clues to the mystery. Rick and Nikki develop an immediate chemistry as they travel by day, and she reads his journal by night. From his past, she learns how the ashes of sorrow and regret pushed Rick to the brink of self destruction, and how his nightmare ended, freeing him to live again. A story of hope and persistence, The Volcano Dancer is the journey of two unlikely companions, each reluctant to admit romantic attraction, as they make an arduous climb from tragedy to ultimate justice....

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ISBN : 9781458102881
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Number of Pages : 27 Pages
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