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  • ISBN 0736660607
  • ISBN13 978-0736660600
  • Language English
  • Author Nelson Demille
  • Publisher Books On Tape (1997)
  • Formats lit rtf azw txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Action and Adventure
  • Size ePub 1501 kb
  • Size Fb2 1739 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 191

ication Date: January 1, 1998 Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock at every turn of the page....the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller ever. Like a growing tidal wave, the escaping air was gathering momentum. 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. The seatbelt failed and the seat shot down the aisle. She lost her grip and was dragged after it. Her eyes were filled with horror as she dug her nails into the carpet, as the racing air pulled her toward the yawning hole that led outside. Her cries were unheard by even those passengers who sat barely inches away from her struggle. The noise of the escaping air was so loud that it was no longer decipherable as sound, but seemed instead a solid thing pounding at the people in their seats......

By the rivers of babylon cathedral. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

By the rivers of babylon cathedral. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

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.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). 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.

Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast. DeMille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews. DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island. He attended Elmont Memorial High School where he played football and ran track.

a novel by. Nelson DeMille. Working with me at Warner Books, Tom and Nelson updated some of the politics and technology in the story to bring it into. All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Warner Books, Inc. 1271 Avenue of the Americas. For old fans ofMayday, the authors hope this updated version is as immediate and exciting as the one you read in the late 1970s.

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. 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.

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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible.

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

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Exellent
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.
Ceck
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.
Gorisar
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.
santa
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.
kewdiepie
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.
melody of you
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.
Onoxyleili
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.