The author of The Final Diagnosis, Airport, Wheels, The Evening News, Detective etc.
Arthur Hailey was born in England and now lives in the Bahamas. His novels tend to be extremely well researched. Thus, for example it is possible to read to Final Diagnosis to understand how a hospital works!
There are two other distinctive traits in his writings. The first is that every novel of his deals with racism to a certain extent. I still havent been able to figure out what his exact views on the subject are, and if someone knows a bit more about this please post a reply below.
The second is that every story leaves the reader hanging in the air. There is no complete conclusion or ending, only a promise of more problems to come for the hero. So a large part is left to the reader's imagination...