“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...

Author Interview: “The First 7500 Words”

Here is an online Author Interview that appeared on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the site “The First 7500 Words”.  They have an interesting format wherein they read only the first 7500 words of a novel to see if it ‘grabs’ the reader in several categories (characters, plot, potential, etc) since most readers will only give a book so many pages to get their full attention.  The site had done a review of Captain...

Nelson DeMille talks about ‘Captain’ in his June newsletter.

  June 1, 2012 I’m very pleased to be able to report that my very close friend author Nelson DeMille (my co-author on ‘Mayday’ that was revised in 1997, reissued and eventually became the CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005) has talked about my new novel ‘Captain’ in his June newsletter. Here is an excerpt from that post to all Nelson DeMille fans: “………..Moving right along, my childhood friend, Thomas Block, has...

“Air Line Pilot” Journal – Review of ‘Captain’

 June 5, 2012 ‘Air Line Pilot‘, the official journal of the Air Line Pilots Association International, has a very nice review of Captain in their June/July issue. They said: “..a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat account..a truly captivating story..” This review joins the many other media and reader reviews that have raved about the nonstop action, the characters and the emotions that are packed inside this aviation-theme novel. Take a look at the full review from Air Line...

Author Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter talks about ‘Captain’

    (Excerpt from) Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter, June 1, 2012 ………..Moving right along, my childhood friend, Thomas Block, has written a novel titled Captain. Tom, as you may know, was my co-author on Mayday, an airline disaster novel which is available in all formats, including a waterproof life raft edition. Captain, too, is an airline disaster novel, and Tom, a former U.S. Airways captain, brings his thirty years of flying expertise into this...

‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ website & blog Reviews ‘Captain’

  June 26, 2012 The noted ‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ (Dana Vento) website and blog has done not only a very positive review of Captain, but has gone another full level by providing an extensive ‘analysis’ of the novel.  You can find the ‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ on Facebook, Twitter and at her own website at http://www.Pittsburghfrugalmom.com.  If you haven’t read Captain as yet, don’t worry – this ‘analysis’ won’t spoil it for you, but it...

Airways Magazine Reviews ‘Captain’

    July 1, 2012     Airways Magazine, a well-respected journal of airliner related features and photos, has run a full page review of  Captain in their August, 2012 issue.  The reviewer, Mark L. Berry, an airline pilot himself, has a great deal of very positive things to say about the novel in his very comprehensive review – take a look!             “…Runs deep with realistic emotion”    ...

Western Shooting Horse Magazine features ‘Captain’

July 5, 2012 Because author Thomas Block has participated in Cowboy Mounted Shooting for many years, several of the magazines associated with this fast-paced equine sport have featured his newest novel, Captain.  Western Shooting Horse, a national magazine that covers many aspects of mounted shooting competitions, has done the following review of Captain in their August/September, 2012 issue.  By coincidence, the lady rider featured on the cover of that issue – Amanda Porter, a...