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The Occupational Hazards #3

by Rene Gutteridge

      Skid is a fun, fast-paced novel with a quirky cast of memorable characters. Rene Gutteridge is an exceptional writer with a wonderful sense of humor! This is the second book I've read of hers and she is a class act. Skid is a very entertaining book that will have you laughing out loud. I cannot recommend this book enough. Fasten your seat belts and prepare for one wild ride!

Atlantic Flight 1945 is en route from Atlanta to Amsterdam. The rather odd captain, C.J. Brewster-Yarley, is flying her last flight before retiring, and the two co-pilots in the cockpit, James and Danny, make for a very interesting flight crew. Then they are joined in the cockpit by a federal aircraft inspector, Miles Smilt. Turns out Miles Smilt isn't Miles Smilt at all but, rather, is Perry Watts, who has other ulterior motives for being on Flight 1945 on this day.

Jake Van Der Mark, one of the passengers onboard, is transporting diamonds to his grandmother. Perry Watts wants to steal the diamonds, but first he has to find out which passenger is Jake.

Hank Hazard works for the airline as a spy, posing as a high maintenance customer to observe and evaluate the job performance of the staff on the aircraft. Sitting next to Hank is Lucy Meredith in a polka dot dress, distraught after a break up with her boyfriend, who is on this same plane with another woman.

Anna Sue Givens is flying with her pet hog. Yes, Chucky is a hog. Literally. Chucky is a guide hog and has the proper paperwork, so the flight crew had no choice but to let the hog board the plane.

Between a hog running amok and a madman waving a gun around, the crew and passengers aboard Flight 1945 are stressed to the max. What more could possibly go wrong before this plane lands in Amsterdam? But Hank's quiet faith affects and provides comfort to all those around him.

The Book

WaterBrook Press
May 20, 2008
Trade Paperback
Contemporary Fiction
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The Reviewer

Connie Harris
Reviewed 2008
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