A freak mid-air collision cripples a trans-Atlantic 747 and a US Air Force jet. What's left of the planes' crews struggle against the clock and overwhelming odds to save their on board survivors. But no airport will allow them to even attempt a landing because of a secret international emergency that overshadows their own problems, condemning more than four hundred peopleA freak mid-air collision cripples a trans-Atlantic 747 and a US Air Force jet. What's left of the planes' crews struggle against the clock and overwhelming odds to save their on board survivors. But no airport will allow them to even attempt a landing because of a secret international emergency that overshadows their own problems, condemning more than four hundred people to almost sure and horrible death over icy, blizzard-swept seas. Meanwhile, an obsessed narcotics detective aboard the shattered Jumbo tries to pin drug smuggling and murder on its injured captain and crew. Could things get any worse? They could. And they do. Much, much worse! David Hough whips his reader along in a roaring jet stream of action and high tension that buckles the reader to his seat. Prestwick is a breathtaking, whirlwind of a thriller....
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Great read! I absolutely loved it. Kept me interested from beginning to end with edge of my seat endingThe story line and the characters came alive with every turn of the page.I am looking forward to another of the authors book's
Interesting conceptFairly good characters, although the American use of "ain't" was a over used presumption. Decent intrigue and intensity. Sort of a feel good ending.
Absolutely stunning.This is a top aviation thriller that doesn't let go, superbly written with great characters and situations. Do not miss this book.
I was attracted to this book because I am interested in flying and I was brought up near Prestwick Airport where the action is set. And there's plenty of action going on in the book, that's for sure, but it is piled on with a JCB. This could have been a book that focused on characters as opposed to incidents, but there's little room for character development when the author keeps injecting more and more crisis into their lives for them to deal with. As the plots and dramas are heaped into the story the book becomes increasingly ridiculous and the tension begins to seep away. You just cannot take it seriously and I found myself flicking past pages as I neared the end of the novel as I realised that it was all just going to go the way you thought it would. But, as I couldn't lend the characters credibility, I wasn't too bothered about what happened to any of them.I also have to say that the character development is somewhat "old school". Let's just say that if the 747 pilot, the hero central to the story, had been a woman then this would have been a completely different book with an utterly different tone. But you feel that this thought would never have occurred to the author. A woman? Flying a 747? That's a man's job. Women would at best be serving drinks on a flight, or maybe could do a good job cleaning the 'plane when it landed. Some of the views that the men in the book express about women are borderline hilarious. Here's a fairly typical example: "Lawrence wasn't sure if he approved of women air traffic controllers. It was not the sort of job he would trust to a woman's flighty mind. Women were for minding homes, having children, making love. Not for controlling aeroplanes." Quite. Similar views are regularly expressed through the dialogue, actions and the scenes leaving me chuckling away in anticipation of a woman at the high point of a dramatic set piece being told to go and fix the hero a sandwich. The overall impression is given that this 747 had taken off from a Surrey golf club with a sign at check-in stating "No blacks, no Irish, no dogs."The main premise of the drama is the threat of a nuclear explosion happening at Prestwick Airport. This had me thinking that such an incident would probably give a much needed facelift to the surrounding towns of Irvine, Saltcoats and Ardrossan. Meanwhile residents of Kilmarnock would celebrate the obliteration of Ayr United in the microsecond before the blast hit them. And rightly so. On the whole though, I've read a lot worse - including many shortlisted for the Booker Prize - and give it One Star because it's not a Five Star read and who reads two, three or four star reviews anyway?
Talented writer with a natural ability to weave a story together.Author was an air traffic controller who got the idea for this book from his experiences, then he incorporated President Ronald Regan's STAR WARS program with his basic idea and came up with an exciting page-turner. I really enjoyed this hair raising story. Thrilling read that I recommend. I did get a chuckle how he switched between English, American, and Scottish/Irish speech patterns.
Excellent Read!!I love airplane thrillers and this one kept me wondering what was going to happen next. This book accomplished what any author seeks and that is for the reader to keep reading. Prestwick accomplished that mission.
I'm sorry. I enjoy a good aviation story but this one stretches the limits of credulity. In addition, the author must use the phrase "I reckon" a thousand times in the book. This is not the old West but supposed dialog on the flight deck of a British 747 and a US KC 135.