Book Reviews of By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon
By the Rivers of Babylon
Author: Nelson Demille
ISBN-13: 9780751531237
ISBN-10: 0751531235
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk
Book Type: Paperback
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Nelson DeMille is an incredible writer! This book of suspense is not only well written and a major page-turner, but I was surprised to find myself learning so much about ancient cultures (like Babylonia) while reading it! The book is about two jets that take off from Isreal for a U.N. Conference to bring about peace in the Middle East. The planes are both loaded with bombs, unbeknownest to the passengers. They are forced to crashland in the middle of the desert and then try to defend their lives against the terrorists that come to get them. Amazing suspense!
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Palestinian fighters hijack 2 Concorde jets and foul peace talks again. The fight for survival, history of the Middle East and world politics make this an exciting read.
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Great story of Israel Concorde jet hijack.
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Taut, fast-paced thriller albeit with dated politics at the core.
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Book about arab terrorists hijacking a planeload of Isrealis to Babylon in Iraq. Written in 1978, so in some ways a little dated, but still echoes today.
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Fantastic Book! One of DeMille's best.
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Good thriller, even 20 years later. Even though it's fictional, you don't have to wonder why there are next to no Jews in the Middle East outside of Isreal.
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A great thriller about a downed Concorde full of diplomats who are forced to battle their kidnappers instead of attending the peace conference scheduled in New York. Much of the story takes place in historic Babylon.
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Solid thriller about a hijack attempt that evolves into a ground siege pitting terrorists against civilians in a military-style stand-off.

More similar to Demille's Cathedral than to his recent novels.

3 stars out of 5
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being a big DeMille fan, this was one of my favorite of his books.
it has all of hte right things going for it;politics,danger,woman,soldiers. a good read
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Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that finally will bring peace to the Middle East. The planes carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries--and a terrorist bomb. Forced to crash land at an ancient desert site, the men and women of the peace mission make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos
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A mideastern peace mission crash lands and is pinned down by Palestinian commandos who don't want peace. It will be a battle of bullets and courage and a war to the last death.
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Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. Covered by F-14 fighters, accompanied by security men, the places carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries - and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind. Suddenly they're forced to crash-land at an ancient desert site. Here, with only a handful of weapons, the men and women of the peace mission must make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos - while the Israeli authorities desperately attempt a rescue mission. In a land of blood and tears, in a windswept place called Babylon, it will be a battle of bullets and courage, and a war to the last death.
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Lod Airport, Israel; Two Concorde jets take off for a UN conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. The planes carry warriors, pacifist, lovers, enemies, dignitaries and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind.
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This was a book that I took a flyer on many, many years ago after reading a story outline blurb, but I was really taken by what a great storyline this turned out to be. He followed up with a 2nd book "Cathederal", also an exceptional story and read which turned me into a follower. I've not been disappointed by his any of his books although these first 2 were extremely powerful for me.
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If you only read one book in the coming year,read this book. The book has everything and then some,action,deciet,traitors and just about all the reader can stand.
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Good stuff.
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**** Main selection of book of the month club.
Author is Nelson DeMille.
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A book that it's story is in the headlines as we read.
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I'm a big Nelson Demille fan, but this was not one of my favorite reads from him.
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excellent book has me on the edge of my seat