Terminal Event is a famous thriller novel that explores the world of NTSB investigators. In this novel, James Thayer brings into light the grim realities facing NTSB investigators everyday. This book will teach you a lot about how the organization operates and how they solve mysterious plane crashes.
The storyline follows a former-NTSB investigator who's trying to find out the cause of a tragic plane crash which killed his wife. As he searches through the wreckage and the black boxes, the evidence keeps pointing to a mid-air explosion probably caused by a bomb that had slipped pass security. However, higher authorities are insisting that the crash was caused by pilot error. What Durant also learns is that the bomber was going to strike again, and soon. Durant has to stop him at all costs before more lives are taken.
The rumor is that the new Boeing airliner would be a giant "blended wing" passenger airliner. However, according to TruthOrFiction.com, they have went directly to Boeing to find the truth about the rumors, and Boeing replied that they are researching on blended-wing aircraft as a potential military aircraft. Boeing has built a scale model as well as plans (as of 7/13/07) to flight test a scale model. Even so, imagine flying to New York in that aircraft.