Open Skies

Open Skies

by Thomas Block

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Open Skies by Thomas Block

Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator. Recommended by his estranged wife Susan, he finds himself looking into the death of an airline copilot: officially, the man's death was an accident but there are suspicions that could hint at something else. With his estranged wife and a growing caste of other friends and acquaintances in tow, Jack sets out to track down the real reasons behind the mystery and possible murder - a humorous, insightful and exciting adventure!

Media Reviewers have said:
•"A chilling climax...Open Skies is his best!"
•"Before we get to an unusual climax, there is action galore!"
•"Tense, smart and especially appealing..." Liverpool Daily Post
•"For the whodunnit fan looking for something different...good reading."
•"A super story, a chip off the old Block!"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013218543
Publisher: Thomas Block
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 207
File size: 211 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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Open Skies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She waits.
MauiSteve More than 1 year ago
This is the second book by Thomas Block that I have read, the first being Captain. Open Skies is in the same quality of story range, the same writing skills level, and the same flat character sketching ability. I was a bit taken aback, that in this day and age, we still see the prejudice of the greatest generation toward people of color and women - oh, and Tom, it's toward not towards. I have no problem with authors who utilize unique speaking quirks in their characters to enhance the sketch, but when you make grammatical errors in the narrative, that's off-putting to anyone who enjoys the proper usage of the English language. If you can look past the frustrations of the author's work, it's a decent way to spend the afternoon at the beach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hush little baby dont you cry playas gonna sing you a lulaby shut your eyes and do not wake for old times sake la la la lala la la lala laaa.........