High Wire

Fiction - Thriller - General
304 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2023
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Author Biography

Kam Majd is an Edgar® Award-nominated author of edge-of-your-seat thrillers and suspense novels.

Kam has climbed in and out of cockpits for forty-four years, thirty-five of which have been at American Airlines, with his most recent position as a Boeing 777 Captain based in Los Angeles.

“From the beginning, I wanted to write about subjects and experiences that I was very familiar with,” Majd states. That model has translated into an Edgar nomination for High Wire, as well as a bounty of praise from media such as “absorbing and seductive”… Publisher’s Weekly, and “Plane riveting,”… New York Post.

Other books are on the way including Silent Voices, a thriller set in Afghanistan, thirty days before the United States withdrew from that country. To read the first chapter of Silent Voices, visit kamamajd.com.

Born in Iran, and educated around the world in India, Great Britain and the United States, Kam graduated high school in Arlington, Texas, and attended the University of Texas.

Kam and his family live in Southern California.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Olga Markova for Readers' Favorite

High Wire by Kam Majd takes us on a bumpy Jet East flight 394 to Kennedy International Airport, piloted by striking, independent, stubborn, and fiery-tempered 34-year-old Captain Kate Gallagher. Struggling to land the jumbo jet with more than two hundred people on board through the turbulence of one of the worst snowstorms in a decade, Kate had to abort the first landing due to a sudden flight control malfunction and eventually crash-landed. The investigators of the National Transportation Safety Board found no evidence of the system failure in the flight data recorder. Surprised and feeling responsible for the crash-landing, Kate started investigating the cause of the crash on her own. Meantime five more planes' systems were infected with the virus and destined to crash. What was going on?

High Wire by Kam Majd has everything I could wish for in a brilliant action thriller – a mind-blowing multi-thread intrigue, an awesome protagonist, and fast-paced action generously enriched with psychological depth. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a pilot, and as an adult, I love flying as a passenger and investigating mysteries, so for me, this was doubly enjoyable. I only wish I had read High Wire on a bumpy flight for the ultimate nerve-tickling experience. The breathtaking suspense reminded me of the iconic Airport by Arthur Hailey, with the added drama of a twenty-first-century techno-thriller. I highly recommend this book to a wide audience of adult fans of crime fiction, mystery, action thrillers, and adventure.