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Joel & Crispin Rider are the brothers behind Rider Aviation Services. Joel is laid back and easy going. Thoughtful and pragmatic, he manages Rider Aviation. Crispin Rider, meanwhile, has uncatalogued emotional problems and needs constantMoreJoel & Crispin Rider are the brothers behind Rider Aviation Services. Joel is laid back and easy going. Thoughtful and pragmatic, he manages Rider Aviation. Crispin Rider, meanwhile, has uncatalogued emotional problems and needs constant support.The brothers design, build and maintain microlight aircraft. Struggling to make ends meet, with large debts and various commercial woes dogging them, an offer of £10,000 for a simple flying job is hard to resist. Its a kidnapping, but all in a good cause. Two children have been snatched by their father and are now being kept on the small Portuguese island of Itapina. Its a 16 mile night-flight across the Atlantic, and a cake walk for any pilot worth his wings. The mother wants her children back. She has legal custody. But there are dangerous hurdles to jump- hurdles that only two highly experienced and daring flyers can address.The rescue mission should have been simple and uncomplicated. But its not long before things go very wrong and the two brothers are very literally fighting for their lives. Groundspeed is a roller-coaster race-against-time tale of wonderful highs and desperate lows. Its a gripping story of loyalty, deceit, brutal revenge and brotherly love. And as with many aspects of life, it once again proves that the higher you fly, the further you fall.The characters are richly drawn. The action is immediate. The odd are stacked against our two intrepid heroes. But will they prevail?