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Collision

(1974)
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"Suddenly the barometric pressure soared. As if someone had pressed a button, the winds abruptly shifted. Hail thrashed the earth, and the sky became a battleground . . ."

Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously: a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander; a Douglas DC-8 coming in from L.A.; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel.

Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come, or does the blame rest with the Boeing pilot Beatty who lies to his doctor so that he can go on flying? Or with Vaughan at the controls of the DC-8, obsessed by the memory of his adulterous love for Lee - is Vaughan fit to fly?

Three aircraft enter the storm zone over Toronto - and the tension is devastating. More tense and vivid than Bomb Run, more powerful than The Last Hill, this is Spencer Dunmore's most ambitious novel to date, a novel about planes and people - pilots, passengers and crew, wives who wait and wonder - all under pressure, the incessant pressure, that forces them to the point of collision.

About the author: Spencer Dunmore was a schoolboy in Yorkshire, England during World War II and watched bombers limping home to the RAF airfields there. His imagination was fired by this experience to the extent that he became an expert on the war in the air, 1939-1945, and his accounts of the bombers and fighters involved are renowned for their accuracy. Dunmore left Britain for Canada in the mid-50s where he was an advertising executive for many years. Dunmore is now a full-time writer and a private pilot on weekends and resides in Ontario.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1975 : USA Hardback
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-688-02886-1 / 978-0-688-02886-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. Morrow
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January 1975 : UK Hardback
Title: COLLISION, WILD GOOSE, BROTHER GOOSE, THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN. I CAN JUMP PUDDLES, GO IN AND SINK
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-340-19183-X / 978-0-340-19183-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Readers Digest
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July 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-432-03502-8 / 978-0-432-03502-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Paperback Editions

June 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-89083-720-1 / 978-0-89083-720-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp (Mm)
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1975 : UK Paperback
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-00-222076-8 / 978-0-00-222076-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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1978 : USA Paperback
Title: Collision (Zebra Books)
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-89083-326-5 / 978-0-89083-326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington Publ. Corp
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November 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-330-24606-2 / 978-0-330-24606-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Collision
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
Publisher: Thunderchild Publishing
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