Skyfall

Skyfall

by Thomas Block

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Overview

Hidden aboard Flight 42 are terrorists who will force the aircraft to land in Communist China where a top-secret computer program will fall into Chinese hands. But the hijacking attempt is bungled and, with scores of passengers dead or wounded, the airliner’s survivors desperately attempt to keep the airliner aloft. Meanwhile, a macabre deal is struck between the Chinese Ambassador and the US State Department to cover up all the mutually damaging evidence….

Media Reviewers have said:

•“A nail-biting thriller of an aircraft hijack that goes wrong.”
•“Authoritative…engrossing.”
•“The conscientious attention to detail blends supremely with imagination.”
•“A master of high-flying suspense!”
•“The flying stuff is spot-on, hair-raising and compelling!”
•Media Reviewers in the United States have said:
•“Cleverness…violence…realistic relationships and realistic dialogue…I was impressed.”
•“A first-rate thriller that entertains throughout, with a poignant conclusion.”
•“An exciting novel…suspense to the end!”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013218550
Publisher: Thomas Block
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 331
Sales rank: 949,235
File size: 325 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 www.ThomasBlockNovels.com to see complete details on all of the Thomas Block novels.

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