A charter company jetliner makes an emergency landing at a small desert airstrip, blowing all of its tires and leaving a shaken flight crew. The next morning finds the pilot left guarding the plane dead and the airstrip empty of the immovable aircraft. Enter Banacek - in a chauffeur-driven jeep - to sort out the convolutions of pilots, stewardesses, old business partners and more to learn where the crippled plane has gone. Written by
Did You Know?
While talking to the desk clerk Banacek asks about someone named Hester Prynne. The clerk has no idea who he is talking about, not knowing that Prynne was the protagonist of the novel The Scarlett Letter. Banacek says this a a joke, since the owner doesn't allow women in the rooms. See more
Brooke calls Banacek by name without her ever hearing it (unless he supposedly introduced himself off camera). See more
[to Jay Drury
Well, there's an old Polish proverb that says, "When the wolf is chasing your sleigh, throw him a raisin cookie, but don't stop to bake a cake."
References Circus Boy