Title: Lost in the Blue Room
Author: Richard Barone
Genre: Fiction, Literary
Reviewer: Carmen Stenholm
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0975471163
America's-most-wanted-novel-that-nobody-wants holds one thousand passengers hostage 35,000 feet over the Atlantic and becomes the greatest bestseller of all time. Would the Twin Towers still be standing if federal air marshals were flying on September 11, 2001? Ex-sky marshal Jack King thinks so, and he's about to make the government and airlines pay for gross negligence. Armed with a top-secret gun-cloaking device, he hijacks a new blended-wing airliner and demands that the passengers take a journey with him back to 1970 when the original sky marshals flew. Andrea High flies first class for a living, compliments of the besieged airlines. Andrea is a college professor, a plastic surgeon, a Buddhist monk, or anyone that fits a sky marshal's cover story, except, of course, a sleeping passenger. To survive boring hours of wakefulness, waiting for a skyjacker to strike, Andrea writes a journal and challenges the woman of his present with the man of her past. Highly addicted to the anonymity of the job, Andrea explores drugs, violence, and sex, loses sight of the destination, and turns the story into a terrorism of obscurity--the very thing the passengers are helpless to destroy.