Version: Abridged
Author: John J. Nance
Narrator: John J. Nance
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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John Nance's reputation for nail-biting suspense has grown steadily with bestsellers like Headwind, Blackout, and Pandora's Clock.

In Skyhook, Nance crafts another winner. The "boomerang box," a high-tech computer program designed to save a plane experiencing flight trouble, is Dr. Ben Coles's baby. After a test run over the Gulf of Alaska goes awry, he suspects someone has sabotaged the plane's computer systems. And mysteriously, and almost simultaneously, April Rosen is horrified to learn that her father's plane has narrowly escaped a midair collision over the same patch of sea.

While Dr. Coles considers the uncomfortable notion that someone within his own company might wish him harm, Rosen begins her search for the cause of her father's hair-raising "near miss." But what both don't know is this: their fears have a common source. They are being watched by people in the Pentagon, who believe that the two might stumble upon the secret that will destroy them all before Skyhook has a chance to succeed.

What is Skyhook's real purpose? Is it commercial or military? And will its early implementation compromise the safety of fliers everywhere? In the hands of the talented John Nance, the race for the answers will leave you hanging on to your seat.

Reviews (1)

Not as good as Headwind

Written by NY'er In Exile on August 2nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

An easy listen; pretty straightforward and definitely not a spellbinding, can't put it down book. On the other hand, you can listen to the book AND pay close enough attention to traffic to not cause mayhem on the highways. The plot in this book was "what you see is what you get" - not much hidden from obvious view. The ending was pretty easy to forecast from about the halfway point. However, I recommend it as a nice, doesn't make your head hurt listen.

Author Details

Author Details

Nance, John J.

"John J. Nance is the author of Pandora's Clock, The Last Hostage, and Medusa's Child among others. He is an aviation consultant for ABC television network and airline correspondent for Good Morning America. Nance is also a licensed aerospace attorney and a full-time working airline captain for a major U.S. carrier. He lives in Tacoma, Washington."