Blackout by John J. Nance
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The master of the airplane thriller and bestselling author of Pandora's Clock is back in his most harrowing adventure ever.

Reviewers have called John J. Nance "a wonderful storyteller"(Chicago Tribune) who gives readers the kind of book they want: "so compelling it's tough to look away" (People), "more addictive than morphine" (The Dallas Morning News), "the non-stop read of your life" (Rocky Mountain News).

As his new thriller Blackout begins, a Boeing 747-400 rises through a beautiful Hong Kong sunset on its way to Los Angeles. But within minutes, the plane is rocked by an explosion outside the cockpit that leaves one pilot dead and another blinded. The huge jet shudders through its descent while hundreds of passengers hold on for their lives.

Kat Bronsky, an FBI agent and terrorism specialist, is assigned the hunt for a Global Express business jet seen nearby prior to the attack. Could the explosion have been a cruel twist of fate? Or could the phantom Global Express have employed some new kind of weapon? Bronsky tracks the Global Express crew across the Pacific to the American Northwest and a breathless, edge-of-the-seat showdown.

About John J. Nance

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John J. Nance was born in Texas and grew up in Dallas. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from SMU and a Juris Doctor from SMU School of Law, and is a licensed aerospace attorney. Nance is a decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield, and he is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF Reserve. Nance has piloted various jet aircraft and has logged over 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers. Nance is also an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate, and is the Aviation Analyst for ABC televison and the Aviation Editor for Good Morning America. His editorials have been published in newspapers nationwide, including the L. A. Times and USA Today. Nance has written non-fiction books including Splash of Colors, Blind Trust, On Shaky Ground, and What Goes Up, and fiction bestsellers including Final Approach, Scorpion Strike, Phoenix Rising, Pandora's Clock, Medusa's Child, The Last Hosatage, Blackout, Headwind and Turbulence. Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child both aired as major, successful two-part mini-series on television.
Published February 7, 2000 by Putnam Adult. 435 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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The talented Nance, an air safety analyst, retired Air Force pilot, and civilian 737 pilot for a major airline, here keeps the tension as high and nasty as in his last two airborne thrillers, The Last Hostage (1998) and Medusa’s Child (1997).

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While the silly romance between MacCabe and Bronsky should have been jettisoned on takeoff, Nance continues to craft brilliantly hair-raising in-flight emergency scenes and brings this turbulent ride to a rousing, well-developed finale that comes together smoothly on final approach.

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