Alistair McLean's Air Force One is Down
New York: Fawcett Crest, 1981. First Ballantine Books Edition. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. ,201 pages. Cover worn, soiled and creased. Some page discoloration. Slightly cocked. John Denis is the pseudonym of two well-known authors of popular fiction, John Edwards and Denis Frost. Mister Smith, a criminal genius, escapes from prison and UNACO, the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization, fears his plans involve the kidnapping of OPEC ministers traveling on Air Force One. Alistair MacLean wrote: Air Force One Is Down is based on the second of a series of story outlines he wrote in 1977, with a view to their being developed into a series of films. While based on his original story outline, this book has been written wholly by John Denis. This work became the basis for a television mini-series. Alistair Stuart MacLean (21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. Many of his novels have been adapted to film, most notably The Guns of Navarone (1957) and Ice Station Zebra (1963). In the late 1960s, encouraged by film producer Elliott Kastner, MacLean began to write original screenplays, concurrently with an accompanying novel. The most successful was the first of these, the 1968 film Where Eagles Dare, which was also a bestselling novel. MacLean also published two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. His books are estimated to have sold over 150 million copies, making him one of the best-selling fiction authors of all time. Someone wants revenge, and the target is the President’s plane. When the mission looks impossible, the world calls upon UNACO. The world’s most ingenious international criminal is bent on revenge… Two men with the same name and the same face And six of the most important men in the world aboard the President’s plane… Who pushed the button that destroyed Air Force One? Why must everyone be killed? Are they really dead? In this game of deception only UNACO and its daring team can be trusted to join the gamble - but can they win? Condition: Good.
Keywords: Air Force One, President, Terrorism, Criminal, Revenge, UNACO, Boeing, Conspiracy, Intrigue, John Edwards, Denis Frost