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ISBN13: 9780449220351
ISBN10: 0449220354
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SABOTAGE....ACCIDENT....OR MURDER BY OMISSION?

The airline told passengers flying to Kansas City the skies were safe. They lied. On a rain-slashed night, Flight 255 crashes at Kansas City Airport — triggering one of the most horrifying aviation disasters of the decade. Put simply, it never should have happened. Safety Board investigator Joe Wallingford races to find out why it did.

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A riveting, brilliantly researched disaster novel by a pilot and airline expert. After one of the most horrifying aviation disasters of the decade, Safety Board investigator Joe Wallingford races to find out why it happened--and discovers a complex conspiracy of airline cost cutting, ruthless management, and bureaucratic game playing.

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Tometoad, July 23, 2014 (view all comments by Tometoad)
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Pandora's Clock is another book by Nance concerning an impending disaster on board an airplane, and no one does those plots better than Nance.

This one involves a doomsday virus that may be loose on-board an international flight. Forbidden to land by every country on the planet, the story alternates between the action on the plane, as the crew tries to calm and maintain order among the increasingly frightened and impatient passengers, and the CIA headquarters at Langley, where personnel work to find a location where the plane can land and the passengers kept isolated from other people while they wait to die. Then, as if all of this wasn't enough to deal with, the plane's crew finds themselves pursued and under missile attack by a shady Middle Eastern terrorist organization determined to down the plane in order to kill a US Ambassador on board.

After getting off to a bit of a slow start, the story quickly picks up speed, with new plot twists in almost every chapter. Nance is an airline pilot and aerospace attorney, and his interests clearly lie with the plot and the workings of airplanes. You'll learn a lot about what goes on in a cockpit.

While Nance's plots are always complex and tightly developed, the same can't be said for his characters. He never seems to have all that much interest in them - they're just there because the plot requires them. All his female characters are one-sided and minimally developed, no matter how much page space they take up in the book, and most of the male characters have all the social skills - especially around women - of self-conscious, tongue-tied teenage boys.

The book isn't a stay- up- all- nighter, but it does hold your interest and moves along at a brisk clip. The battle between the commercial airliner's captain and the terrorist pilot attempting to shoot them down is worth the price of the book. If Nance paid attention to character development, the book would have merited a '5'.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780449220351
Author:
Nance, John J.
Publisher:
Fawcett Books
Author:
Nance, John J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Aircraft accidents
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Aircraft accidents -- Fiction.
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Accidents
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Aeronautics accidents
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
êarg 1, nr 2
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.88x4.22x.94 in. .44 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Fawcett Books - English 9780449220351 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A riveting, brilliantly researched disaster novel by a pilot and airline expert. After one of the most horrifying aviation disasters of the decade, Safety Board investigator Joe Wallingford races to find out why it happened--and discovers a complex conspiracy of airline cost cutting, ruthless management, and bureaucratic game playing.
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