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Author: Nelson Demille, Thomas Block
An airliner on a routine flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is struck by a U.S. Navy missile. Because of the sudden change in cabin pressure, all but five people on board are either dead, comatose, or raving mad. As Flight 52 becomes the ultimate test of survival, onboard horrors begin to mount up. In addition, the airline, the insurance company...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446604765
ISBN-10: 0446604763
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages: 461
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
One of DeMille's earlier books that was made into a movie. Book is much better than the movie.
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Helpful Score: 2
A supersonic airliner has an unfortunate meeting with a navy test missile at high altitude. The plane depressurizes, and only a few crew and passengers survive without suffering from lack of oxygen before the plane levels out at a lower altitude. Led by a weekend pilot, the few survivors bravely try to bring the plane home, but they have to battle not only the elements, a plane full of irrational brain-damaged passengers, and their own fears, but also those who would rather see the plane crash at sea.
michael avatar reviewed Mayday on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Demille is one of my favorites and this is one of the best he has written...
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A missle strikes a jumbo passenger jet twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean..the flight crew is crippled or dead. Three surviving passengers attempt to land the plane or all remaining passengers will die a horrible death.
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An aviation related thriller. Many twists and turns in the plot. A great read.
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An airliner is hit by a runaway navy misslr. 300 passengers and crew are brain damaged by oxygen loss. A handful of survivors barricaded in the cockpit against mob. The insurance company and the navy have come to the same chilling conclusion: the world must never find what has happed,Flight 52 must nrver land.
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High in the air an amateur pilot, a resourceful stewardess and a courageous little girl struggle to fly a crippled jumbo jet. But on the ground Beneficial Insurance, Trans-United Airlines and the U.S. Navy have all come to the same chilling conclusion: the world must never find out the full horror of what has happened. Flight 52 must never land!
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An exciting story, giant high flying plane hit by friendly missael, people trying to cover it up. Landed safley by privite pilot, bad guy caught.
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Good book, maybe not one of his best but worth reading.
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"Most horrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller ever written"
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Tale of a crippled airline that is being flown by a weekend pilot, after an accidental missile strike, .....all passengers and crew, except for a few, are either dead or brain damaged.....some parts are a bit over the top with zombie like passengers roaming the aircraft...but others, are seat gripping, heart pounding terrifying ....Warning-do not listen to this if you are going to fly anytime soon!