e-Book Open Skies download

e-Book Open Skies download

by Thomas H. Block

ISBN: 0450487970
ISBN13: 978-0450487972
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (March 29, 1990)
Pages: 208
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subategory: Thriller

ePub size: 1789 kb
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Rating: 4.4
Votes: 778
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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Thomas Block (Goodreads Author).

Block's magazine writing began in 1968 and over the next five decades his work has appeared in numerous publications.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Thomas Block has written a number of aviation-oriented novels, many which have gone on to acquire best-seller status in numerous countries

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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. 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.

Open Skies - Thomas Block. Trans-Continental Seventy-one, cleared for a visual approach, follow the US Airways jet on a two mile final, the Chicago air traffic controller transmitted. Yeah, okay, follow US Airways, Bridges transmitted back in a bored voice. As Lange steered the Boeing airliner towards a landing, he felt proud of himself for making the decision to report the copilot – a decision that was contrary to his basic nature, but one that he now felt an overwhelming obligation to carry out.

Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator.

AbeBooks 1. Open Skies. Block, Thomas H. Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (1990). ISBN 10: 0450487970 ISBN 13: 9780450487972.

Block, Thomas H.

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Block, Thomas H. Tagged: Author. born New York: 11 February 1945. Open Skies (London: New English Library, 1990). 1945- ) US airline pilot and author who has written at least some of his aviation-based Technothrillers with Nelson DeMille as anonymous contributor, though the collaboration becomes explicit in the revised version of his first book, Mayday (1979; rev 1997 as by Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille). Mayday (New York: Richard Marek, 1979). Mayday (New York: Warner Books, 1998) with Nelson DeMille Open Skies (London: New English Library, 1990). Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

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This isn't John Nance. It's not the best writing in the world, in term of elegant turns of phrase, but Block is a good story teller who obviously knows aviation, and for the purposes of this novel, that's good enough. The plot had plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader on his/her toes, and it's a page turner that will keep you up all night, reading "just one more chapter" to find out what happens next.

Not one of his best. Plodding story line.

Not one of his best

Great book. It kept a flow that was easy to follow with some twists along the way. Good easy reading. I recommend this to anyone. Entertaining for all.

I found Open Skies a good read with an easy storyline and some good aviation methods to consider.
Another good yarn thanks Thomas

What can I say. Another great book by Thomas Block. Once you read one you will want to read all his books.

Written by someone who has an insiders knowledge of Commercial flying. And, it was a fun story. A pilot can read it and enjoy it.

Like author Block in real life, "Skies" leading man and ex-pilot Jack Sawyer has hung up his wings; and now runs a private-eye firm he inherited from a friend. That he has little skills to do so is revealed by the rag-tag band of helpers on this case: his tennis partner Max, his soon-to-be-ex-wife Susan, and Tracy, the secretary of the guy who hired him. The issue at hand involves the death of a Trans-Continental Airlines co-pilot who is crushed to death in the scissors-lift of an airlines service truck (ouch!). Though ruled an accident by the authorities, the company suspects foul play, and through a contact with Susan, hires Sawyer to investigate. Soon Jack's sleuthing brings bullets whizzing by him and Max, turning the matter more serious in a hurry. Pursuing thin clues at the airline, Jack stumbles on to what looks like a drug-smuggling run gone bad, as some strange flights by one of the firm's 737s don't seem to make sense. By story end, a thrilling in-flight fight yields a big win for Jack over the bad guys.
Thomas Block hit it big with the best-seller "Mayday" he co-authored with his more famous friend Nelson DeMille. Since then, his solo efforts have been mainly pleasant but not particularly thrilling titles involving aviation technology and related mysteries. To us, this 200-page book fails to deliver enough plot complexity, enough intrigue, enough relationship between characters (what romance there is, is pretty silly), or just enough solid detective work to move readers from indifferent to excited.
That "Skies" was so difficult to find speaks to a very limited production run; and the 1990 publication date, with no books in the bibliography since, suggest this might well be Block's swan song. While we don't consider this or his other efforts bad per se, the author just doesn't seem to generate enough heat or enthusiasm in the reader to justify the light entertainment versus the dollars spent to unearth this item in hardback. Successful airline thrillers form a pretty small genre, despite six attempts from Block. We might not be able to do better, but rate this novel as little more than a curiosity item.

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