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ISBN:
0399148477
Author:
John J. Nance
Category:
Action & Adventure
Language:
English
Publisher:
Putnam Adult (April 29, 2002)
Pages:
400 pages
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1452 kb
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1806 kb
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1627 kb
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4.4
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John J. Nance is the author of thirteen novels whose suspenseful storylines and authentic aviation details have led Publishers Weekly to call him the king of the modern-day aviation thriller. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, were made into television miniseries

John J. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, were made into television miniseries. He is well known to television viewers as the aviation analyst for ABC News. As a decorated air force pilot who served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm and a veteran commercial airline pilot, he has logged over fourteen thousand hours of flight time and piloted a wide variety of jet, turboprop, and private.

John J. Nance is the bestselling author of Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, both of which have been adapted as four-hour television . John J Nance, you have an extraordinary way with words. Your books are awesome

John J. Nance is the bestselling author of Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, both of which have been adapted as four-hour television miniseries. He lives and writes in Tacoma, Washington. Your books are awesome. There is a problem for me at putting aside the books for the simple things of life like cooking, cleaning, etc. Nance (born July 5, 1946) is an American pilot, attorney, aviation and healthcare safety analyst, and author. He was born in Dallas, Texas. Nance grew up in Dallas, where he graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Southern Methodist University and Dedman School of Law. Nance served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.

John J Nance, you have an extraordinary way with words.

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But on the London-to-Cape Town leg, his office manager had booked him on Meridian Airlines

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. But on the London-to-Cape Town leg, his office manager had booked him on Meridian Airlines. Oh, God. No! Brian thought, jumping to his feet as he held the offending ticket at arm’s length. He could feel his heart racing. Meridian was the airline that had killed his wife and son twelve months before.

Panic erupts aboard Meridian Flight 6 when the captain makes an emergency landing in war-torn Nigeria.

The passengers of Meridien Flight 6 - delayed for tedious and uncomfortable hours, and mistreated by rude and inept airline personnel - have finally been pushed to the edge. When Captain Phil Knight makes a forced emergency landing in war-torn Nigeria, there abandoning his co-pilot to certain death, violence erupts inside the aircraft as the enraged passengers attempt the first-ever commercial airline mutiny.

A planeload of enraged passengers declares mutiny when their captain makes an emergency landing in the middle of a war zone in this action-packed thriller from New York Times–bestselling author John J. Nance. In a desperate attempt to cut costs, Meridian Airlines has given up on any pretense of customer service. Nance is the bestselling author of Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, both of which have been adapted as four-hour television miniseries. People Who Read Turbulence Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Looking for More Great Reads?

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The passengers of Meridian Flight 6-delayed for hours and mistreated by rude and inept airline personnel-have been pushed to the edge. When Captain Phil Knight makes a forced emergency landing in war-torn Nigeria, abandoning his copilot to certain death, violence erupts inside the airplane as the enraged passengers attempt the first-ever commercial airline mutiny. But what they don't know could kill them: The unscheduled loss of radio contact has led NATO and the CIA to believe they have been hijacked by terrorists and must be carrying a deadly chemical weapon into the heart of Western Europe. In the pressurized last moments as Flight 6 approaches, NATO scrambles to uncover the truth of the plane's cargo, while Navy pilots bring the 747 into their gun sights and the lives of innocent passengers hang in the balance. Expert in-flight details, a compelling cast of characters, and spine-tingling action prove Nance once again to be "the king of the modern-day aviation thriller" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Garr
Review of the unabridged audiobook, read by the author

I first discovered John J. Nance with "Pandora's Clock," which I thoroughly enjoyed. That was about 20 years ago. When I began listening to "Turbulence," I had high expectations. Almost immediately, I had to revise my impression.

The premise for the book is that airline service has declined precipitously, pretty much to the point that "airline service" is an oxymoron. Meridian Airlines takes the lack of service to new heights by adding hostility, rudeness, and abuse to the mix. Almost every employee for the airline is rude beyond the point of believability. For example, one passenger has brought only the confirmation number for her reservation with her as she approaches the in-airport desk. The airline representative is unable to find the reservation under the woman's name and berates the woman repeatedly. When the customer asks to speak to a supervisor and indicates that she knows that the rules of the airline mean that the clerk must honor the request, the response is greater abuse.

Add to this mix an incredibly hostile head flight attendant and a pilot who is both incompetent (for international flights anyway) and paranoid that the copilot is secretly out to get him, and the result is a nearly unrelenting barrage of invective and abuse hurled at the people who have made the mistake of hoping to fly on Meridian.

The bulk of the book deals with a flight from London to South Africa. One of the passengers is a doctor who is suing Meridian for its failure to allow his wife and child to get medical treatment. (They died before the start of the book, and the doctor is on the flight because he is unable to find another airline.) The result is a tinderbox that almost needs no sparks, but the crew of the flight not only cast sparks but light a veritable bonfire.

While listening to the book, I thought again and again how absolutely in-credible (and not in a good sense) the book is. And yet somehow, I finished it. I found the actions implausible, the misfortunes of the flight excessive, and the characters mostly unappealing. The one thing the book does have going for it is Nance's evident in-depth knowledge of planes and aviation. And he does do a good job narrating his story. But this book is easily the worst of his novels, at least in my opinion
  • Konetav
If there is a better writer of aviation fiction, I haven't found it. This is another edge of your seat thriller from John J Nance. that I just couldn't put down. He has a way of mixing aviation(I'm not a pilot) jargon with believable characters and throwing in a harrowing plot/action that just has you wanting more. If you haven't read 13 souls yet I think that is his best. But this is a close second. Thanks John for a very enjoyable novel.
  • Anarasida
Took ny breath away. I had to keep turning pages. I read on the way to get the mail, I read on the way to bring in the trash can! I have read most of JOHN NANCE’s books but Turbulance and Pandora’s Clock are my favorites so far! Please keep writing Mr. Nance. I promise to keep reading your books! Looking forward to the next novel.
  • Damdyagab
John J Nance, you have an extraordinary way with words. Your books are awesome. There is a problem for me at putting aside the books for the simple things of life like cooking, cleaning, etc. So I usually finish in a day or two. Thanks for the reading happiness I enjoy with your books. Thanks, Amarillo Turtle
  • Reggy
I have read all of John Nance's previous books and enjoyed each of them. This one breaks the string. The Meridean Airlines that is fashioned by the author is such a dysfunctional company and many of the people that work for it are so screwed up that the concept which is being put forth simply has no credability.
The story is fashioned around Flight Six of Meridean which starts in Chicago and is flying to Johannesburg, South Africa, with a stop over in London. You have the usual personal stories which make up any flight, but to spice things up once the flight gets to London, we have a Chief Flight Attendant that is a certified lunatic and the Captain of the flight is insecure, overbearing and only marginally comppetant to handle an international route. Of course getting to London was a small hoprror show of it's own, so that by the time the flight finally gets there, you have all of the ingredients among the passengers for "air rage."
There is a sub-plot to the book where the US Government has determined that terrorists are planning to take over an international flight using air rage as their motivator and will then deliver the plane as a weapon to some European country. The detailing of this part of the story is somewhat tedious.
Well, as luck would have it, Meridean Six manages to blunder its way into becoming the scenario that everyone is afraid of and US Navy Tom Cats are dispatched to verify that the plane is being flown by highjackers and to shoot it down if it will not change course to a base in Algiers.
This part of the book is the only part where Nance dredges up his considerable writing skill and puts together a fairly interesting few chapters. That effort is far too late and far to little to save this book. As a private pilot who enjoys books on aviation I was sorely disappointed by this one and suggest that there are better books out there to spend your money on.
  • Wooden Purple Romeo
Nance is great. Turbulence is his best.
  • Yggfyn
Author has back ground in aviation. This is a good read
Fast service and was received as described. I enjoyed the book as I expected to from this Author. He is always good.