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About the author:
Thomas Block has written a number of aviation-oriented novels, many which have gone on to acquire best-seller status in numerous countries. His novel writing began with the publication of "Mayday" in 1979. That novel was rewritten with his boyhood friend, novelist Nelson DeMille in 1998 and remains on DeMille's extensive backlist. "Mayday" became a CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005.

Several of the other novels by Block include "Orbit" (a top bestseller in Germany, among other nations), "Airship Nine", "Forced Landing" (also done as a radio serialization drama in Japan), "Skyfall", "Open Skies" and "Captain". Thomas Block is still writing both fiction and non-fiction, and has edited and updated his earlier novels into ebooks in all the major formats and also into new full-sized (trade soft cover) printed versions.

Block's magazine writing began in 1968 and over the next five decades his work has appeared in numerous publications. He worked 20 years at FLYING Magazine as Contributing Editor, and as Contributing Editor to Plane & Pilot Magazine for 11 years. Block became Editor-at-Large for Piper Flyer Magazine and Cessna Flyer Magazine in 2001. During his long career as an aviation writer he has written on a wide array of subjects that range from involvement with government officials to evaluation reports on most everything that flies.

An airline pilot for US Airways for over 36 years before his retirement in April, 2000, Captain Thomas Block has been a pilot since 1959. Since 2002, he has lived on a ranch in Florida with his wife Sharon where they board, compete and train horses. Complete information (including direct links to booksellers) is available at or through the author's additional website at For Facebook users, complete information about Thomas Block Novels can also be found at two interlinked Facebook sites:

Forced Landing

Authored by Thomas Block

Learn the 'Inside Story' of a complex high-tech crime from years ago! Taking place in a pre-9/11 world of the 80's, a former US submarine is hijacked in the Gulf, a floating aircraft carrier museum is hijacked from its dock in South Carolina, a Learjet and then a DC-9 are hijacked from New York shortly thereafter. The story is a vintage-era caper that involves gold, hostages and a memorable cast of noble and exceptionally nasty characters.

Media Reviews:
Library Journal said: "A well-written and carefully researched piece of high-camp."
Mystery News said: "The interplay of these characters builds to a shattering climax."
Charleston Evening Post said: "This story thoroughly holds the reader in suspense."
Pittsburgh Press said: "The man can write, and his supply of airplanes is inexhaustible."
Publisher's Weekly said: "The ending is a lulu."
Listed for many weeks on the Bestseller lists in the United States, England, Australia, Germany and other countries - and broadcast as a 13 episode serial drama on Japanese National Radio!
The Buffalo News said: "A whiz-bang story!"

Publication Date:
1470145928 / 9781470145927
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Thrillers

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