Cait O’Malley, a newly minted Ph.D., was hired to develop a particle beam weapon for the Navy.
Initially she said it was impossible, but over the course of two years she and her team built a device that was lethal at five miles.
While she was out of town, her boss test-fired the weapon and accidently shot down a commercial airliner.
Part of the fuselage slammed into a car driven by Jack English, an Atlantic City lawyer.
He survived and worked with O’Malley to expose the cover-up.