Mayday, Paperback
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes the Trans Flight 52, a supersonic passenger jet bound for Japan. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780751521849



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I really enjoyed this story,passengers suffering from brain damage through lack of oxygen and all pilots dead! All I can say is if you are scared of flying then don't read this book!

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Thomas Bloch and Nelson Demille have updated their novel to a more modern setting. From the get go this novel is seat of the pants action. A secret naval experiment goes wrong and hits the plane, killing people and causing massive decompression aboard. The few passengers that didn't die in the blast or get brain effected from the decompression have to band together and survive. With everyone out to bring the plane down for good it is up to part time pilot Berry to steer the plane back to safety. Utterly fantastic and unbelievable and written by the master of the airplane disaster Thomas Bloch who penned Orbit and Forced Landing.