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by Thomas H. Block,Nelson DeMille

  • ISBN: 0316647055
  • Author: Thomas H. Block,Nelson DeMille
  • ePub ver: 1456 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 461
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 2Rev Ed edition (November 5, 1998)
  • Formats: lrf mbr mobi docx
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock every minute. the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller ever.

From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock every minute. A teenaged girl in aisle 18, seat D, near the port-side aisle, her seat dislocated by the original impact, suddenly found herself gripping her seat track on the floor, her overturned seat still strapped to her body.

From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes the classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock at every turn of the page.

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From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Mayday, the classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock at every turn of the page.

Mayday is a 1979 thriller novel by American author Thomas Block. The novel was updated in 1998 by authors Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille and re-released as a paperback. A supersonic passenger jet flying over the Pacific Ocean is struck by an errant missile. Due to the effects of decompression and oxygen deprivation, all but a handful are incapacitated. Three survivors must attempt to land the airplane, despite attempts to cover up the disaster.

Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille met for the first time at Dutch Broadway Elementary School, in Elmont, Long Island, New York. They were both second graders, but due to some fluke in the system, Nelson was a full eighteen months Tom’s senior, an age difference that was advantageous to Nelson in Dutch Broadway School, but which became less important in their later years. In 1977, Nelson began an ambitious novel,By the Rivers of Babylon, in which Arab terrorists hijack two El Al Concordes.

Nelson DeMille collaborated on MAYDAY with Thomas Block and the novel was first published under Block's name in 1979, becoming an international bestseller. Nelson DeMille has written eight other novels. Библиографические данные. Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block.

From master story-teller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes MAYDAY - the classic American bestseller that packs a supersonic shock with every turn of the page, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller you will ever read. Similar books by other authors.

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Nelson Demille, Thomas H. Block. His first kill would be an unarmed American civilian transport. Matos edged his F-18 twenty-five yards astern of the transport’s towering tail and one hundred fifty feet above it. He snapped his. manual gun sight into place and looked through it. Shredded clouds flew by his canopy and over the wide expanse of the silvery Straton, causing alternating overcast and bright glare in the gun sight. Matos rubbed his eyes. These were not optimum conditions for a close-in shot. He looked out toward the horizon

Comments (7)

Justie
I have read everything that Demille has published. Big fan for many years. This was pretty good read, with the usual Central male hero. Bit lengthy at times but did hold interest.
Would put in the lower half of his work but not on the bottom. Enjoyed ending.
Renthadral
I found this book poorly paced, boring in some places and unnecessarily disgusting or cruel in others. I ended up stopping about 40% in and skipping to the last 10% or so, for closure. This book generally left me dissatisfied--- and I have read plenty of books that have violent content. It wasn't just that it was violent, but that it was gratuitously so.
Shistus
That this rotten excuse for an aviation thriller has any positive reviews at all is beyond my comprehension. The writing style is extremely bad--like the author is used to writing technical manuals, not fiction--with pages upon pages of emotionless descriptions of people being killed/injured (which I skimmed over) and even more pages of dry technical details about the airlines and the military that aren't even accurate. The entire first 80 pages of the book are inaccurate technical details and mechanical descriptions of people dying. Oh and although the book was supposedly rewritten to reflect modern gender equality since its initial publication in the 70s, the aging male characters all openly disdain women.

I'm a STUDENT pilot and I'm able to identify every single detail about the aircraft as obviously made up. The plane is an infantile male fantasy of a super-Concorde that can't possibly exist in real life. Honestly anyone who knows anything about flying at all should avoid this disaster of a book. The incident is caused because the captain deliberately went off course and flew into a military restricted area (which is illegal) to avoid wind? SERIOUSLY???? It's literally written in the pilot book that anyone who flies into a restricted area without a clearance is probably going to be shot down. And the author was a pilot??? What a disgrace.
fightnight
As an aviation enthusiast and having spent 6 years in Naval aviation, as well as a Multi Million miler FF (3,800,000 frequent flyer miles) I am always interested in books and films regarding the subject. This updated book was an exciting and enjoyable read with enough suspense to satisfy anyone's appetite for excitement. It, as was aptly pointed out by the authors, is not a book to read "in-the-air" or even just prior to taking a flight on even today's subsonic airplanes. I highly recommend the book, particularly to those in search of adventure. D.H.
Whilingudw
The suspense hangs on every page! Even though Mayday is not a recent book it is still relevant and enticingly entertaining. The three main survivors of the airline's deadly destruction are incredibly brave, resilient and resourceful. Berry who applies a confident and practical approach towards their survival, Sharon, the experienced professional flight attendant, provides the needed calm and ease needed in any emergency and Linda, the young preteen, does all she can to help with an abundance of trust that these strangers will rescue her. They work together to face and overcome each challenge that they will again walk through the park and not crash land in the rolling Pacific. This story is not a haunting ghost tale but it sure comes close. Flying by the seat of your pants could be another title of this book, but Mayday probably says it all.
Detenta
This book was first written by Thomas Block and then published in 1979. I read it around that time period and have thought of the particulars of this novel often over the years, especially when flying.

In 1998 Thomas Block got together with his friend, author Nelson DeMille and updated and revamped the book and it was re-published and this book is the result.

This book was just as frightening during this second read-through. Scary scenario all the way around.

The book takes place on a supersonic passenger jet flying from San Francisco to Tokyo. While they are 62,000 feet in the air, a terrible accident occurs.

This is an excellent airline disaster story. It was well worth reading a second time. Thomas Block is/was an airline pilot and you can tell from the details in the book.
Ffleg
Co-authored by the prolific writer and an early childhood friend, Thomas Block. The story is a very early DeMille novel. The technical aspect is nicely taken care of by Mr. Block, a commercial airline pilot and aviation writer.
Though brought up to date from its original publication, the novel is somewhat under-written. It's very straight-forward, simple, and predictable.
An airliner suffers catastrophic cabin decompression after being accidentally hit by a missile. Shades of "Airport", it's flown afterward by a private pilot and a flight attendant who are the protagonists.

As a side story we have the near-do-wells on a Navy carrier and other dastardly deeds at the hands of an airline VP and the insurer's agent. There are plenty of antagonists to go around.

The reader can see the end coming well before it happens. It's your typical good triumphs over evil story. It really has none of the complexities of DeMille's later, more polished work.

Still, it's an entertaining quick read that will get you through your next flight or day at the beach
If you want a scary airplane novel jam-packed with action, Mayday is for you. I'm a multimillion-mile airplane passenger, in the smallest bush planes with pontoons to the largest commercial behemoths, and have been in several scrapes myself; but I found not a single dull page in this book. It is very, very hard to put down.

A military test goes wrong and causes sudden decompression of a new commercial jet flying over the Pacific at 65,000 feet carrying 300 passengers. A surviving civilian passenger with no experience in large aircraft and no communications must figure a way to fly it back and try to land. Meanwhile, as part of a cover-up, some in the military, the airline, and the insurance carrier do their best to splash the plane.

Anyone who flies and likes thrillers will have a ball with this one. You can get white knuckles in your armchair.

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