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As a blizzard bears down on Chicago's O'Hare airport, a critical air traffic control facility is shut down by a grisly accident. When the radar comes back up, two planes have collided. Wayfarer flight 880—half the roof ripped away—flies on. Seated amid dead and dying passengers is Donovan Nash, a pilot who fights decompression and oxygen deprivation to make it to the shattAs a blizzard bears down on Chicago's O'Hare airport, a critical air traffic control facility is shut down by a grisly accident. When the radar comes back up, two planes have collided. Wayfarer flight 880—half the roof ripped away—flies on. Seated amid dead and dying passengers is Donovan Nash, a pilot who fights decompression and oxygen deprivation to make it to the shattered cockpit. With the help of Audrey Parrish—a woman from his concealed past—and a handful of survivors, Donovan struggles to keep the 737 airborne. Dr. Lauren McKenna waits for Donovan, her fiancé, to arrive only to hear that something has gone awry with the flight. Lauren must convince Henry Parrish, an unlikely ally, to help her save the man she loves. Together, Lauren and Henry have to stay one step ahead of the airline, as well as heightened security, to execute a daring rescue to save Donovan and the others on flight 880....

Title : Code Black
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ISBN : 26852533
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Number of Pages : 311 Pages
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Code Black Reviews

  • Debbie Oxier
    2018-12-15 12:23

    I love airplane thrillers. John J. Nuance and Kam Majd are two authors that come to mind. When I ran across Code Black I was hoping for something similar. It far surpassed my expectations. It was a wild ride from start to finish. Donovan Nash was on a commercial flight to Chicago to reunite with his fiancee. Their wedding was only a week away and he'd flown home to purchase a house for his wife's wedding present. When he first boards, he sees a woman from his past, when he was then a man named Robert Huntington. Only a couple of people besides Lauren, his fiancee, knew he'd faked his own death. It was a dark time in his life and he'd felt he had no choice. Although some plastic surgery helped him disguise his former self, he was afraid Audrey might recognize him. He traded seats with someone in coach in order to avoid her. When a freak occurrence causes a military plane to veer into his plane's airspace, the two collide and suddenly Donovan is in a fight for life and those of the few passengers who remained alive. Besides the emergency in the air, he has to deal with people from the past that he once worked very closely with. In the meantime, Lauren is on the ground calling in favors from her close contacts high up in the government in order to get the plane and Donovan back safely. When she overhears a plot to crash the plane in order to facilitate a takeover of the airline, she realizes there's more danger involved for the man she loves than what appears on the surface.Loved the fast pace, the constant twists and turns, and the elements of suspense that kept me quickly turning the pages. A great read from start to finish.

  • Mark
    2018-12-14 17:31

    A bit cheesy, farfetched, predictable and run of the mill. Not sure I would read any more from this author.

  • James Calhoun
    2018-11-19 12:34

    This book was absolutely great! I was hooked from the first page. The action begins immediately and just keeps on going. It is very well written, very well edited, the characters are about perfect, and the story line blew me away!For the past 20+ years I traveled every week. I looked forward to my home bound flight every Thursday because I could relax with a good book. I don't recall ever enjoying a read more than this one!!

  • Shanna Schmitt
    2018-12-10 17:21

    A blizzard suspense! I loved this book. I loved reading another adventure/mystery with Donovan Nash and I really loved that it featured a blizzard. I'm writing this review a few years after I read the book, but the story of the blizzard has stuck with me the whole time. It's gripping and entertaining, a great mix!

  • Terry Imbach
    2018-11-23 10:38

    Suspend your disbelief and dive into this wonderful, non-stop action thriller. I haven't read many books that immediately captured me and carried me on a wave of suspense that left me hanging until the last page - literally.

  • April
    2018-12-04 18:32

    Fast paced thriller...I have read most of the Donovan Nash series and this one does not disappoint. Quick paced and well established settings with strong characters make for a great read.

  • Dixie Petersen
    2018-11-19 13:41

    Wow! A very exciting read!If you like suspense, action and a read you can't put down -- this book is for you! Very well written, it's exciting from the first page to the very end! Descriptive scenes and dialogue take you for the ride of your life, right there with other passengers! I love the Donavan Nash series!P.S. Upon finishing books 1 through 7, I can honestly tell you the quality and suspense and action are in every single book and I recommend them all!

  • Jackie
    2018-12-19 17:50

    Out of this world amazing. Suspenseful until the end. Seat gripping and your stomach does flops, every time something else happens. You wonder how much more the plane or the people can take. This book is movie worthy. First time for me for this author, but not the last

  • Rhonda
    2018-12-07 13:28

    Code Black is exciting, emotional, full of drama. It does have a lot of gorrey scenes which might happen in real life scenes of plane accidents. This is the second book of the Donovan Nash series.It is a week before Donovan and Lauren's wedding. Donovan is a passenger on a Wayfarer flight 880 heading to Chicago's O'Hare and a bad winter storm. When two airplanes collide in midair. Part of the plane roof is missing. The plane is out of control, some passengers, baggage were sucked out of the airplane. Passengers are fighting over the oxygen masks that come down. Donovan helps and makes his way to the flight deck. The co-pilot is dead and captain is out. Donovan starts flying the plane. There is no equipment working right.Lauren was on the phone with Donovan when he saw the plane coming at them and told her they were going to crash. Lauren tries to get someones attention and tell them about the crash.There is action and drama both in the air and at the airport as they try and figure what to do next.Donovan Nash works for a science company nonprofit. But he has a secret that few know. He is a billionaire who faked his own death. He does not want the world to know.He realizes that someone on the plane was from his old life. He is afraid that she will realize who he was.I did like it but so far not my favorite of the three Donovan Nash books that I have read this week. I have a couple of more books of the series ready to read.I bought this ebook on Amazon.

  • H.W. Bernard
    2018-11-27 14:44

    I love thrillers and I love books about flying. CODE BLACK, by Philip Donlay, is a great thriller about flying. The novel kept me up reading on way too many nights long after my self-imposed “lights out” time.I suppose I could quibble a bit about the accuracy of some of the meteorological logic in the book and the fact it could have used more diligent editing in a couple of spots, but I won’t. CODE BLACK is a five-star read because it’s a great story well told.At the core of the drama is a crippled commercial airliner fighting to land in a shut-down blizzard at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The airliner, a 737, has had a midair collision with a military tanker and lost all of its avionics, the systems a modern plane needs to fly and land safely.Not only are the avionics kaput, the flight control surfaces have been damaged, a hole has been ripped in the roof, and only one pilot—who is badly injured—has survived. A passenger, an aviator with only Gulfstream experience, steps into the calamity to try to help, but finds himself quickly overwhelmed as things go steadily from bad to worse (as they’re supposed to in a good thriller).It’s a terrific drama with a solid subplot that keeps you flipping the pages as fast as you can.Bottom line: if you love thrillers and books about flying, get CODE BLACK, fasten your seatbelt, and prepare for a white-knuckle adventure.

  • Nancy Silk
    2018-12-08 13:43

    "A Hold-Your-Breath Thriller"This is the second novel written by author Philip Conlay. It is absolutely stellar! The writing is excellent which aids the reader to get very involved with the characters and the plot. At times I was breathless about what I was reading. In this book, Donovan Nash is back again on a flight headed from Washington D.C. to Chicago. His fiancee, Lauren McKenna, is awaiting his arrival at the airport. The commercial airliner on which Donovan is, without warning, struck a glancing blow from a military KC-135 aircraft, a large aircraft used by the Air Force as a mid-air refueler. Just before the collision, Donovan is talking to Lauren on the phone, but looking out the port, he see's the approaching aircraft, grabs a woman walking in the aisle and pulls her down onto the empty seat beside him. Suddenly Lauren is panicked when she hears screaming and an explosion, and the connection is broken. While Lauren struggles to gain information from an airline official, Donovan is in the cockpit trying to stabilize the damaged, struggling airliner. This is one of the most exciting novels I've read in a while, one which would make a spellbinding movie. There is one character, Emmett, who I'd love to see played by Samuel L. Jackson in a cameo roll. There is obviously much tension throughout this extraordinary story written by the author who is a 30-year commercial pilot. It is definitely a page turner, one that I highly recommend.

  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2018-12-19 18:49

    2.5 STARSThis book reminded me of those airplane disaster movies from the 70's, one of them even had a midair collision ("Airport 75", maybe?). I loved disaster movies as a kid.When the book was focused on the battered airplane and what the characters had to do to keep it in the air, the book was great. A tense thriller for sure. Unfortunately, when it wasn't focused on that, it wasn't very good. Really cheesy dialogue, mustache twirling villains, teenage angst, and soap opera theatrics had me rolling my eyes constantly. For example, Nash is trying to fly the plane with no instruments and Audrey (a woman from his past) decides that right then would be the perfect time to slap him for faking his death. See what I mean? Soap Opera!

  • Vicki Elia
    2018-12-13 16:45

    Audiobook ReviewRead by Kevin Foley2 1/2 StarsOnce again, Donovan Nash finds himself right in the middle of an air disaster. And once again, he saves the day. A great concept story ruined by sappy, cheesy dialogue, and interpersonal disasters in the middle of chaos. Half the book is pathetic "Oh, I miss you, I love you!" dialogue that is horribly disruptive to the storyline. Donlay needs to figure out if he wants to write Romance or Action/Thrillers.I'll lay a huge part of the blame on the narrator of this in audio for making characters sound like whiny robots that need a psychiatrist.I'm done with this series. My ears hurt.

  • Dan
    2018-12-05 14:22

    MUST READWhat is more exciting than an aircraft accident in the sky in a raging blizzard? After reading this, you will say: "Nothing!!!". Mr. Donlay really knows his stuff. This story is told as if he had really been through it. If you love airplanes and flying, this is for you. If you are afraid of flying, this is for you too. This will really show you how resilient and tough our modern jets are!! Warning: once started, you will even ignore TV to finish it! Highly, highly recommended!!!

  • Helen
    2018-11-24 15:21

    OH my goodness, this book was as exciting as they come. A commercial plane flying to Chicago is hit by another plane during a bad storm and in the middle of a black out. Although badly damaged it manages to fly piloted by a brilliant pilot and a passenger. The efforts to save the plane and get it back to the airport is truly nail biting. Absolutely riveting reading and on a par with Nelson demille in mayday another book with a similar theme that kept me on the edge of my chair.

  • Elaine Mayes
    2018-12-11 10:45

    Stellar writing during the suspenseful sections of this book ! I actually found myself leaning over in my chair, trying to help the pilot miss the skyscraper.Unfortunately the rest of the book was (mostly) boring: Our Hero will save the day; the villains are overly villainous; the dialog was pretty bad; mostly stock characters who lay flat on the page.But if you skip through the bad parts, the suspenseful sections are worth the read.

  • UncleDave Avis
    2018-12-18 18:23

    This is one of the best, most engrossing , nail bighters I've read all year. You can almost hear the wind howling thru the damaged airliner and feel the shudder as pieces break off. The characters are well developed and believable. The story has elements in the cockpit as well as on the ground.The author wraps it all up in a very fine way.I think you'll get as big a thrill as I did.I highly recommend it !

  • Mtbike40
    2018-12-05 16:41

    This was a fast paced read that was always moving and kept me engaged. I could not put it down in the end and just had to keep going until it was done. It was a good thing that I did not have anything urgent to do this morning.This is the first book that I had read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I am going to have to look for more by Philip Donlay.

  • Jeff Benham
    2018-12-02 15:43

    Donovan Nash is on a commercial flight, heading into Chicago which is in the middle of a huge snow storm. Communications go down and the plane ends up being hit by a military jet. Massive casualties and chaos ensues. Lauren happens to be at O'Hare to handle things on the ground. Lots of issue from Donovan's past to deal with. Lots of action!

  • Carolyn Dewalt
    2018-12-08 11:39

    Edge of your seat thrillerAlthough Donlay is not John Nance, he has written an action packed airline disaster story worth reading. I found that I stayed up later two nights in a row to finish this book. Having read another Donovan Nash story, I found myself growing impatient with all the time spent on his past. It did seem like it was important to the actual plot.

  • Wayne
    2018-12-15 11:20

    One of the best thrillers that I've read in some time. A midair collision leaves a 737 with virtually without the upper portion of much of the fuselage, and the events that follow the initial impact make for very exciting reading. Accurate aviation sequences. Very worthwhile novel that I found hard to put down (and would not have had my battery not required recharging!).

  • Kindlegirl
    2018-12-13 11:46

    I am in the middle of a Donovan Nash reading marathon.... dang having to go to work! I usually go for MC/Dark Romance/PNR type books but I bought two of them for 0.99 in the past and decided to give them a try. They are fast moving, and the author really brings the characters and situations alive. Read them in order.... worth my time and money.

  • Cassandra Workman
    2018-11-23 11:35

    Surprisingly, this got higher reviews than his first which I thought was a superior book. This book is also fast paced and is a page turner, but is a lot less believable than the first.If you like planes and intrigue, then this book is for you.

  • Richard Howiler
    2018-12-12 15:33

    ExcitingFrom the first page to the last, the action never ceased. I will have to pass this along to my commercial son to see if the is plausible. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

  • Rosemarie Evans
    2018-11-26 10:35

    Outstanding!!!!!!I basically love to read police and a lot of mystery to the story. I took a chance in reading Donovan Nash and I really enjoyed it. Wonderful characters. Mr. Donlay, you are a great writer, hope to see more of Donovan..

  • Joe O'Connor
    2018-12-06 14:33

    Very Good; Continuing character: Donovan Nash; after a mid-air collision forces Nash to take control of a severely damaged airplane, all efforts are focused on getting the airplane safely to the ground with the remaining passengers, even if secrets are put at risk

  • Aimee Morgan
    2018-12-03 16:47

    Nash is greatThese are wonderful books with a great cast of characters that you will fall in love with. They are action packed and full of adventure. I would recommend these books to anyone!!

  • Alan Medcalf
    2018-12-15 15:27

    The best aviation thriller I've ever read! Not all action, not always tense, yet always pushing forward hard.

  • Barbi
    2018-12-16 11:33

    I could see this book being turned into quite an exciting movie! Enjoyable!

  • Sherry Scales
    2018-11-20 15:42

    I thought Category Five as great...this one was even better!!! But you have to read Category Five is a series for sure.