Forced Landing

Forced Landing

by Thomas Block

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Forced Landing by Thomas Block

Learn the ‘Inside Story’ of a complex high-tech crime from years ago! Taking place in a pre-9/11 world of the 80′s, a former US submarine is hijacked in the Gulf, a floating aircraft carrier museum is hijacked from its dock in South Carolina, a Learjet and then a DC-9 are hijacked from New York shortly thereafter. The story is a vintage-era caper that involves gold, hostages and a memorable cast of noble and exceptionally nasty characters.

Media Reviews:

•Library Journal said: “A well-written and carefully researched piece of high-camp.”
•Mystery News said: “The interplay of these characters builds to a shattering climax.”
•Charleston Evening Post said: “This story thoroughly holds the reader in suspense.”
•Pittsburgh Press said: “The man can write, and his supply of airplanes is inexhaustible.”
•Publisher’s Weekly said: “The ending is a lulu.”
•Listed for many weeks on the Bestseller lists in the United States, England, Australia, Germany and other countries – and broadcast as a 13 episode serial drama on Japanese National Radio!
•The Buffalo News said: “A whiz-bang story!”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013218536
Publisher: Thomas Block
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 303
Sales rank: 720,317
File size: 302 KB

About the Author

Thomas Block has written a number of aviation-oriented novels, many which have gone on to acquire best-seller status in numerous countries. His novel writing began with the publication of "Mayday" in 1979. That novel was rewritten with his boyhood friend, novelist Nelson DeMille in 1998 and remains on DeMille's extensive backlist. "Mayday" became a CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005.

Several of the other novels by Block include "Orbit" (a top bestseller in Germany, among other nations), "Airship Nine", "Forced Landing" (also done as a radio serialization drama in Japan), "Skyfall", "Open Skies" and "Captain". Thomas Block is still writing both fiction and non-fiction, and all his novels are available in print and in all ebook formats.

Block's magazine writing began in 1968 and over the next five decades his work has appeared in numerous publications. He worked 20 years at FLYING Magazine as Contributing Editor, and as Contributing Editor to Plane & Pilot Magazine for 11 years. Block became Editor-at-Large for Piper Flyer Magazine and Cessna Flyer Magazine in 2001.

During his long career as an aviation writer he has written on a wide array of subjects that range from involvement with government officials to evaluation reports on most everything that flies. An airline pilot for US Airways for over 36 years before his retirement in April, 2000, Captain Thomas Block has been a pilot since 1959.

Since 2002, he has lived on a ranch in Florida with his wife Sharon where they board, compete and train horses. Visit the author's website at to see complete details on all of the Thomas Block novels.

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