“CAPTAIN” – by Thomas Block

Thomas Block has created Captain – his most ambitious, intricate and action-packed novel 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...

“Open Skies” – by Thomas Block

Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator.  Recommended by his estranged wife Susan, he finds himself looking into the death of an airline copilot:  officially, the man’s death was an accident but there are suspicions that could hint at something else.  With his estranged wife and a growing caste of other friends and acquaintances in tow, Jack sets out to track down the real reasons behind the mystery and possible murder – a humorous, insightful...

“Airship Nine” – by Thomas Block

Airship Nine has been described as “Exciting, riveting, high altitude suspense” by none other than thrill-master Stephen King! Airship Nine is a tale rich in technological detail and vision, full of action, passion – and the eerie splendors of the Antarctic. Through their fading radio links connecting them to a dying world devastated by unbridled nuclear war, the men and women of Airship Nine – a new-era passenger-and-cargo blimp – and for those onboard...

“Forced Landing” – 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...

“ORBIT” – by Thomas Block

The Star Streak Hypersonic airliner is the successor to the supersonic Concorde. During a routine flight, an unexplainable engine malfunction hurls Consolidated Flight 14 far too high and into a low-earth orbit. With only limited oxygen onboard, Captain Donald Collins is about to try a desperate and unproven maneuver to save the ship and its 100 passengers. On the ground, one of the designers of the aircraft has discovered evidence that the airliner might...

“Skyfall” – by Thomas Block

Hidden aboard Flight 42 are terrorists who will force the aircraft to land in Communist China where a top-secret computer program will fall into Chinese hands. But the hijacking attempt is bungled and, with scores of passengers dead or wounded, the airliner’s survivors desperately attempt to keep the airliner aloft. Meanwhile, a macabre deal is struck between the Chinese Ambassador and the US State Department to cover up all the mutually damaging evidence…. Media...

“Mayday” – by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block

With his life-long friend and writing collaborator Nelson DeMille, Mayday was originally written in 1979 and updated extensively after that. This Internationally bestselling airline adventure/disaster story was made into a CBS Movie of the Week in 2005. Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. From the...

The Psychology Of Flight

Back in Print after many years! I’ve put this book back into print after so many years of absence because I firmly believe that The Psychology of Flight by Alex Varney can provide modern pilots – everyone from new students to seasoned professionals – what’s needed to continuously make themselves ready for whatever the piloting tasks ahead might be.  In essence, it’s nothing less than an exquisitely written ‘Checklist for the Self’. While it’s...

Audio Books

Through an arrangement with Audible.com, all Thomas Block Novels are now in production as audio books and will be available through Audible.com, Amazon and the iTunes Library.   Each of these novels will be narrated by the author! Using the vast resources of Audible.com, these audio books are downloaded from the Internet and directly to your Smart Phone, Tablet, Electronic Reader, Laptop or Desktop computer, or many of the other types of compatible electronic...