RUNWAY TO DEATH by Macartney Filgate

RUNWAY TO DEATH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Airplane gothic--as young Charlotte Eliot inherits a tiny plane called Bravo Charlie (and nothing else) when her English-archaeologist boss dies. Charlotte decides to sell Charlie to mysterious Bart Somervel, who wants it delivered to the private Greek isle of lo. So Charlotte must wing her way thither--in a storm-defying, tremor-filled flight. And once on Io, Charlotte alternates between anxiety bouts and sexual yearnings for Bart's nephew Stefan (""the fire through my body,"" etc.) as she discovers that Bart and Stefan run a rescue-for-pay operation. Finally, however, Charlotte volunteers her pilot services to the guys and joins them on a mission to lift Bart's half-brother from a prison on a neighboring isle. Okay aviation action, sappy in all other departments; only for the least demanding modern-gothic readers or those who'll be tickled by the woman-pilot angle.

Pub Date: Dec. 12th, 1980
Publisher: Walker