This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Saifunnissa Hassam for Readers' Favorite
John J. Nance's 16 Souls suspense novel is an aviation thriller about a mid-air collision of two planes. Regal Airlines Flight 12 piloted by Captain Marty Mitchell lifts off from Denver International Airport in an intense snowstorm. There are 154 passengers aboard the Boeing 757 plane. At about the same time, Captain Michelle Whittier prepares Mountaineer Airlines Flight 2612 from Durango to land at the Denver airport. The Mountaineer is a small commuter plane with 14 passengers. At about 12000 feet, the two planes collide. The smaller plane's fuselage is embedded, very precariously, in the Boeing's right wing. Incredibly both planes remain airborne. The two pilots work together, struggling to prevent the smaller plane from being ripped off the wing. Marty Mitchell must make a life or death decision. On the ground, Marty faces second-degree murder charges.
John J. Nance's aviation thriller 16 Souls immediately turned into a riveting and compelling story for me. I particularly liked the flow of the narrative through flashbacks and multiple tension-filled situations. I found this very effective in revealing Captain Marty Mitchell's thinking and actions. He is determined to save the passengers on both planes. I was totally immersed in the story, visualizing the terrifying perilous situation through the intense and vivid dialogues and detailed descriptions. Marty Mitchell's court trial is also full of tension and suspense. Judith Winston, an excellent corporate lawyer, takes on the challenge of pro bono defense counsel for Marty, and I liked the buildup of trust between Marty and Judith. I think the story gained more depth as the case becomes critical to flight safety, and a pilot's authority to make life and death choices in dire emergencies. Nance's 16 Souls is well-crafted and fascinating, an exciting aviation thriller both in the air and in the courthouse!