Airframe by Michael Crichton was an awesome book, to say the least. He really knows what he is talking about when he writes the books, rather than just making stuff up. If you know anything about airplanes, then you probably would appreciate this book!
This story is about a jetliner that experiences very weird stuff during a trans-pacific flight, resulting in millions of dollars of damage to the plane and passengers. It’s a race to find out what exactly happened to the plane on this horrible flight. While I wouldn’t call it edge-of-your-seat exciting, it was definitely a page-turner in a different sort of way.