Product Description (from Amazon)
After middling pharmaceutical company executive Clyde Young boards an airplane to attend a national meeting to make a presentation concerning his employer’s premium drug, his schedule is thrown into a curve when terrorists hijack the plane. After refusing to keep his head down, he is hurled out with a parachute that barely functions.
He is able to survive in the wilderness, but upon his arrival back to civilization, no one believes his story. They assume he is one of the terrorists that hijacked the airplane, so Young escapes to Las Vegas to determine why he was targeted and who was responsible for his ordeal. He lives as a street person and meets four people who believe his story: a sociopath, a prostitute, an alcoholic doctor and a pickpocket.
These people become his allies. They travel with him to the east coast and then to Europe. As Young continues his investigation, he discovers abuses on the part of his employer that could result in mortal danger for innumerable innocent patients. He must act quickly to expose the danger by staying one step ahead of the unknown criminals who are closing in on him and his allies.
This was a very hard book for me to finish, the amount of incredible things that happened to Clyde was one factor, yes it is fiction, but it does have to be believable to some extent. Something else was that his voice kept changing, one minute he is talking like ‘a middling pharmaceutical company executive’ the next minute like a clinician. I also found tiring the attention to bodily ailments, the rash from the elk skin, then the boils from the wolf skin, the effects certain food had on his gastro-intestinal system. For me this all added up to a very boring book.