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Code Black

Code Black

Donovan Nash #2

A terrible blizzard, a grisly accident, a mid-air collision—and that's only the beginning...

Crippled by a high-altitude collision with another airplane, Wayfarer 880, half the roof ripped away, flies on in the evening sky. Seated in the back, amid dead and dying passengers, pilot Donovan Nash fights decompression and oxygen deprivation to make it to the shattered cockpit. With help from a woman from his carefully concealed past, and a handful of survivors, Donovan must try to fly the heavily damaged plane with no electrical power or functioning instruments.

On the ground, Dr. Lauren McKenna waits for Donovan, her fiancee, to arrive in Chicago, only to hear firsthand of the midair collision. Faced with a hostile airline executive who secretly wants the stricken airliner to vanish into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, Lauren must convince Henry Parrish, an unlikely ally, to help save the man she loves. Lauren and Henry find themselves involved in a deadly game of deception to try and stay one step ahead of the Airline as well as heightened security forces. As Flight 880 burns the last of its fuel, and not knowing who they can trust, Henry and Lauren rush to execute a daring midair solution to save Donovan and the others circling helplessly above.

Code Black is the story of a desperate rescue, heroism under fire, and the secrets even heroes must keep.

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Minnesota Book Award Finalist


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"The suspense never lets up in this high-flying disaster thriller—readers will be biting their nails in anticipation of each new catastrophe to befall the beleaguered characters. Highly recommended!"

"In Code Black Philip Donlay firmly establishes himself as a writer of great thrillers. The first hundred pages are breathtaking. His knowledge of aviation is incredible. Code Black is even better than Category Five. A real winner."
   —Steve Thayer, author of The Weatherman and Wolf Pass

"I loved it! Put this book at the very top of your reading list!"
   —Brian Haig, author of Private Sector and The President's Assassin

iBooks, hardcover, September 2007, ISBN: 978-1596873681
iBooks, paperback, September 2011, ISBN: 978-1596879331
Amazon Digital Services, eBook, May 2009
Oceanview Publishing, paperback, October 2015