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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"Several things make this story work: The first is the pacing and orchestration of the action scenes. Demille proves adept and building action, juggling multiple sequences and moving us forward on this roller coaster ride." amazon