Good book, with “good action” plot, character interactions and relationships, and lots of techno-gadgets. The downside was the overblown world-ending danger (everything was the worst, the biggest, the scariest) and highly unlikely solution. But because our main characters only do things perfectly, expertly, and smarter and better than anyone else, I guess that’s to be expected. This is definitely the best book of the series as the rest of the books become a soap opera of personal relations that, to me anyway, never made any sense or had any logic behind the characters’ actions and reactions. In the later books you will find pages and pages of internal examination as characters rehash their relationships – I skipped most of it because it became redundant and nonsensical. If the author had stuck to the stories, it would have been much better. – Amazon Reviewer
Category Five: A Novel
(A Donovan Nash Thriller Book 1)
Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author
When the only option is to maneuver a crippled plane into the calm eye of a category five hurricane
In the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena.
For Donovan, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is made on the life of the lead scientist. A woman from the past, Dr. Lauren McKenna, is suddenly thrust back into his life. With 300 mph winds and waves over 90 feet, Helena marches relentlessly for the vulnerable east coast of the United States.
In a bold attempt to diffuse the power of the hurricane, Eco-Watch is called upon to conduct a final flight above the massive fury, where the jet suffers a catastrophic engine failure. Now the only option is to maneuver the crippled airplane into the calm of Helena’s eye.
Perfect for fans of Vince Flynn and Daniel Silva
While all of the novels in the Donovan Nash Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Seconds to Midnight
Speed the Dawn
About the Author
As a young man, Philip Donlay’s life was shaped by two distinct events. At the age of seventeen, he earned his pilot’s license, and at eighteen was published in a national aviation magazine. The combination of these two passions: flying and writing, has led to successful careers as both a professional pilot and novelist.
His travels have taken him to over forty countries on five continents. Currently, Donlay divides his time between Montana, and the Pacific Northwest. He is the bestselling author of eight novels, Category Five, Code Black, Zero Separation, Deadly Echoes, Aftershock, Pegasus Down, Seconds to Midnight, and Speed the Dawn.