Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pandora's Clock by John J. Nance

First sentence:

"Professor Ernest Helms had returned to the starting point of the snowy forest trail just in time."


"The biowarfare people call the bug a Level 4 pathogen. That means no cure. No hope. No survivors.

Now it's loose on Quantum Flight 66. One passenger is already dead. The experts say in 48 hours the rest may follow.

James Holland, former U.S. fighter pilot, now flying this commercial Boeing 747, isn't ready to die. They say he can't land his plane. They say he's a threat to the whole world. They're ready to blast him out of the sky.

Captain Holland may be on a collision course with doom -- but they're going to have to catch him first. He's determined to take whatever risks he must to outfly them. Outsmart them. And beat...

Pandora's Clock -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was an exciting thriller set on board an airplane, in Washington, DC and in the Middle East. While some of the characters started as clich├ęd, they gradually became more three-dimensional as the medical and political crisis grew.

Date read: 8/27/2008
Book #: 58
Challenge: TBR Challenge 2008
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 0312960344
ISBN-13: 9780312960346
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Year: 1995
# of Pages: 430
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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