Mayday
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Mayday

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by Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
     
 

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An airliner on a routine flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is struck by a U.S. Navy missile. Because of the sudden change in cabin pressure, all but five people on board are either dead, comatose, or raving mad. As Flight 52 becomes the ultimate test of survival, onboard horrors begin to mount. In addition, the airline, the insurance company, and the Navy are…  See more details below

Overview

An airliner on a routine flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is struck by a U.S. Navy missile. Because of the sudden change in cabin pressure, all but five people on board are either dead, comatose, or raving mad. As Flight 52 becomes the ultimate test of survival, onboard horrors begin to mount. In addition, the airline, the insurance company, and the Navy are desperate to cover up the mishap -- no matter what the cost.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Fascinating, frightening, and furiously paced...A story of almost unrelenting suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446604765
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
563,905
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Long Island, New York
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1943
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A. in political science, Hofstra University, 1974
Website:
http://www.nelsondemille.net/

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Mayday 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Pat-SC More than 1 year ago
I thought Mayday kept you on the edge of your seat. You could feel the tension in the cockpit. I loved it.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite This review is on the unabridged audio book, Mayday by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block. Supersonic jet, Flight 52, was on a routine flight to Japan when it was hit by a US Navy missile. The test missile hit the plane and went through the plane causing luggage, seats and passengers to be sucked out. Many of the passengers died from lack of oxygen, others were left brain damaged. John Berry, a civilian pilot, was in the bathroom when the plane was hit. When he opened the door he discovered the mayhem. Barry was the only hope that anyone would survive the accident. Mayday begins with a bang! The action and suspense never stops. DeMille and Block skillfully capture the urgency of the situation. The plane and passengers' survival would not be in the best interest of the Navy, airline or insurance company. Greed is more important than the human life. This book was made into a made-for-TV movie in the 1990's. DeMille is bestselling author, and when I pick up one of his books, I always know I will quickly be caught up in the plot. DeMille always provides action, conspiracy, danger, and hours of entertainment! In this book, he teams up with Thomas Block, and together they make a formidable team. The plot is exquisite, and the characters are unforgettable, making this an audiobook you won't want to miss. The reader is Scott Brick whose voice will be familiar to fans of DeMille's audiobooks, as he has read several of them. His voice is perfect for this genre. It commands attention and resonates well to the listener. The quality of the audio is perfection. I can always depend on Hachette for high quality audiobooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just when you think the last Demille book that you read was the best, he does it again. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I could really feel the fear going through the veins of the lead character, a non-commercial pilot, forced to have to land a giant plane, comparable to that of the Concord. The book moves along at a stunning pace. All of the author's books captivate me, with his exceptional character development and uncanny wit, but I think this was definitely his most suspenseful book, aside from Lion's Game. It's a great read, sure to keep you up at night as you ponder the fate of the characters on board!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nodded and walked over to clean it.
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Many years ago, when "MayDay" first came out, my Mother & I listened to the Unabridged audio version of this book, as we carpooled to Dallas. The book was so spellbinding and literally a seat grabber, we couldn't wait until the next day to keep listening. As we got further into the story, we would continue listening, while sitting in the car, in the driveway, then eventually moving to the backporch. We just couldn't stop listening. This book stayed w/me (through the years (back in the late 1990's)). I LOVE this book. We were totally hooked and now, I'm going to read the Nook version. This book's climax mystery (high altitude and what it does to you), came back to haunt me as a possible cause for the Maylasia plane mystery, that happened just recently. I LOVE MYSTERIES!! Can't wait to read it again!!!
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This book reminded me of Alex Hailey's early books. I was captured by it from the very first pages, and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it!
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Fast moving story line. Even though this book is one of his early writings, DeMille's talent in his gift of writting promises to please the pickiest of readers. A page turner, and worth a second read.
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Basic plot was good. Creeped me out tho.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow twists and turns will eventually read again after my heart stops racing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never disappointing. This one has you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Blighty More than 1 year ago
I would include this with one of Demille's top novels. High suspense and non-stop action. I read it in 4 days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novel. Very exciting.
Chocks More than 1 year ago
A very exciting page turner. A great insight into the workings of government and politics surrounding such events. One of DeMille's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE FIRST AND IS STILL THE BEST - DON'T MISS THIS ONE! When I bought this years ago in Hardback Thomas Block was given top billing. This is a chilling book that I still remember vividly to this day.
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