By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon is a 1978 thriller novel by Nelson DeMille.

By the Rivers of Babylon
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AuthorNelson DeMille
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller
PublisherHarcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication date
1978
Media typePrint
Pages391
ISBN9780151152780
OCLC3650663

The plot focuses on two new Concorde jets that are flying to a U.N. meeting that will bring peace to the Middle East. However, en route to the meeting, the crews are advised by radio that bombs were hidden during the aircraft's manufacture, and they are forced on to an alternate route. One jet ignores warnings and is destroyed by remote control, and the other crash lands near the ruins of Babylon. Once crashed, the occupants of the jet must defend themselves against an army of Palestinian troops while the Israelis attempt to mount a rescue mission.

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