From traffic control to customs hall, from the airport manager’s office to lay-over apartments in “Stewardesses’ Row”, an ordinary airport is filled with men and women whose private pressures and passions match the fury of the blizzard that sweeps across the runways outside.
A blocked runway, a suicide, picketing, an aerial stowaway, pregnancy, smuggling, mass demonstrations and a psychotic with a home-made bomb turn the lives of all those in the airport upside down, as they unknowingly wait for a shocking climax.
About the AuthorArthur Hailey was born in 1920 at Luton, where he attended school, then worked as an office boy and clerk. At the age of nineteen, at the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the Royal Air Force and rose through the ranks to become a pilot and flight lieutenant. In 1974 he emigrated to Canada where he was successively a real-estate salesman, business-magazine editor and a sales and advertising executive. He became a full-time author in 1956 following the overnight success of his television play ‘Flight into Danger’ which was performed worldwide, later becoming a novel and a film. He is the acclaimed author of eleven novels which have been published in twenty-seven languages. Arthur Hailey died on November 24, 2004.