Matt Cruse has been accepted at the Airship Academy, his days as cabin boy over for the moment. During a training flight aboard the freighter Flotsam, Matt helps save the ship when it is caught in a deadly storm over the Indian Ocean. There, Matt spies a frozen airship, drifting aimlessly at 20,000 feet - it's the legendary ghost ship Hyperion.
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: High in the sky, far above the normal lanes of travel, drifts a ghost ship carrying unbelievable treasure. Matt Cruse is on the trail of that treasure, with the help of his charming society friend Kate de Vries and a mysterious gypsy girl named Nadira. With them flies Hal Slater, roguish captain of a boldly designed Skybreaker aircraft that can reach heights previously undreamed of. But between Matt and his destination stand ruthless pirates, and an even more ruthless businessman. And what Mattâs crew will find when they finally do reach the Hyperion
is far more valuable, far more exciting, and far more dangerous than they ever imagined. Matt Cruse, hero of the wildly popular Airborn
, flies again in this dazzling adventure that takes daring and danger to stratospheric new heights!