'Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicous aircraft engineer whose eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism are frowned upon in aviation circles. But when a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Honey must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct before more lives are lost.'
Source: Publisher's blurb (2011 Vintage ed.).
A researcher at the Royal Aircraft Establishment becomes convinced that the 'Reindeer' clas airliners have a fatal flaw that will lead them to crash after a set number of hours.