Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review and Tour: Captain by Thomas Block

I found Captain by Thomas Block to be a very engaging and engrossing story.  I know next to nothing about aviation, short of the few flights we take every now and then, so I am certainly not speaking from any type of expert point-of-view - that is for the author, who retired as an airline pilot with a lot of experience.

This book gives readers an inside look at some of the possible situations being faced by today's airline pilots, crews, companies and passengers.

Thomas Block created some wonderful characters that will pull you into the story and keep your attention riveted to what is going on.  In a few situations, I found myself holding my breath as conversations played out.  I particularly liked the strength of Linda.  There was also a depth of emotions that you don't always see often in books.

One thing I've never particularly considered is how technology has affected the choices and views of pilots today vs. pilots from an older era.  When you rely on technology to do everything for you, you can loose some of the problem-solving skills that could mean the difference between life and death... and safety.

I also enjoyed looking at the airline situations from differing viewpoints - that of the pilot and crew (taking actions and making decisions as things unfold), and that of corporate, who is more concerned with money and numbers.

Join the flight crew and passengers on Flight-3 as the suspense heats up.  This fast-paced suspense packed book will keep you entertained to the end.

Thrillers and suspense are not my normally read genres, but I'm glad I stepped away from the norm to read Captain.  It is a wonderful story that kept me fully riveted.

Welcome to another great Karma Media Book Tour, where you will find honest reviews and insights into today’s authors and books.

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 This tour will feature:

Author: Thomas Block
Featuring the book: Captain
CreateSpace (April 7, 2012) - 348 Pages
Available in Paperback and Kindle ($16.99/$6.99)

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. Other novels by Block include "Orbit" (a top bestseller in Germany, among other nations), "Airship Nine", "Forced Landing" (also done as a radio serializatoin 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 of all the major formats and also into new full-sized (trade soft cover) printed versions.

Visit Thomas Block at:  www.ThomasBlockNovels.com, www.Facebook.com/Captain.by.Thomas.Block and www.Facebook.com/ThomasBlockNovels

  About the Book:

'Captain' is his most ambitious, intricate and action-packed aviation tale yet . It is a chilling and all-too-real story about a routine Trans-Atlantic airline flight that suddenly turns absolutely insane. In the doomed airliner's cockpit, inside the passenger cabin and on the ground, a complex array of characters have been propelled at jet speed into a sudden and frantic race for survival.

'Captain' is about the individual and collective struggles of each of these men and women as they attempt to deal with and ultimately fight against the odds and circumstances that are stacked against them.

 'Captain' is a novel that pits man against man while also pitting man against machine. It is a story about the need for human judgments, hard-learned experiences, gut feelings and unbridled perseverance in an effort to rise up against a world where the strict adherence to written rules, regulations and procedures have been accepted as the norm.

'Captain' is about the way real airline pilots think, feel and react, especially after those giant airliners that they've strapped themselves to have suddenly turned vicious and unpredictable.

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