I guess it was a good researched book, well as good and detailed it can be with the flight data recorder still on the bottom of the sea. I still wonder if they are going to lift it one day.
I'm still not compelled to give the book more than 3 stars. For me I thought it was a bit too much focused on the company itself that owned the plane I'm more into technical stuff and the plane/crash itself as well as the following investigations (which came too short too). However I would recommend reading it if interessted in air crash investigations and rescues. And because it was a ditching in the open sea which is very rare.
What surprised me was the total blame on the pilot. Yes he may have made mistakes but in retrospect how was he supposed to do everything correctly under the given conditions presented by the airline/company? They all knew it was a fuel critical flight and the DC-9 wasn't equipped with an extra fuel tank yet and to make it all worse the fuel indicator wasn't working properly. Very easy for the company to blame the pilot, without taking responsibility for not taking proper precautions for such a long flight with an airplane whose fueltank wasn't fitted for that distance.