Worst Case Scenario: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Following her explosive debut thriller Falling and its harrowing follow-up Drowning, #1 internationally bestselling author T.J. Newman is back with Worst Case Scenario.

When a pilot suffers a heart attack at 35,000 feet, a commercial airliner filled with passengers crashes into a nuclear power plant in the small town of Waketa, Minnesota, which becomes ground zero for a catastrophic national crisis with global implications. 
The International Nuclear Event Scale tracks nuclear disasters. It has seven levels. Level 7 is a Major Accident, with only two on record: Fukushima and Chernobyl. There has never been a Level 8. Until now.
In this heart-stopping thriller, ordinary people—power plant employees, firefighters, teachers, families, neighbors, and friends— are thrust into an extraordinary situation as they face the ultimate test of their lives. It will take the combined courage, ingenuity, and determination of a brave few to save not only their community and loved ones, but the fate of humanity at large.

About the Author

T.J. Newman is a former bookseller and flight attendant whose first novel, Falling, became a publishing sensation and debuted at number two on the New York Times bestseller list. The book was named a best book of the year by USA TodayEsquire, and Amazon, among many others, and has been published in more than thirty countries. The book will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. T.J. lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Her second novel, Drowning, was released in May 2023 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. 

Praise For…

Praise for Falling.

Falling is the best kind of thriller (for me as a reader anyway). Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.”—James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“T. J. Newman has taken a brilliant idea, a decade of real-life experience, and crafted the perfect summer thriller. Relentlessly paced and unforgettable.”—Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Attention, please: T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! Such a cool, high-concept idea: commercial airline pilot forced to make the ultimate life-or-death choice. Newman’s background in the air grounds the story in reality, while her writing amps up the suspense to unbearable levels. Terrific and terrifying, a true page-turner. A must-read for summer vacation—but my advice is, don't start this book until you’ve gotten off the plane.”—Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

“Heart pounding. Heart wringing. Heart STOPPING! A great book! One of those where you’re afraid to turn the next page, but you can’t stop.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series

“Amazing . . . Intense suspense, shocks and scares plus chilling insider authenticity make this one very special.”—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Think Speed on a passenger jet—with the cockpit dials turned up to supersonic.”—Ian Rankin, #1 internationally bestselling author

Praise for Drowning.

“Drowning is the first terrific thriller of 2023. Honest. It has at least a dozen legit cliffhangers and a dozen huggable characters you can’t stop rooting for. T.J. Newman has the goods. Make that the greats!”—James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A stunningly vivid tour de force! Gripping. Shocking. Heartbreaking. You will not be able to come up for air until the very last page!”—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Fall

“Stunning, emotional, and unforgettable. Drowning reads like Apollo 13 underwater.”—Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of City on Fire and The Border

“Masterful.”—Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Drowning is The Poseidon Adventure meets The Martian. It is another can’t-put-down, edge-of-your-seat thriller from T. J. Newman, one of our most exciting new authors.”—Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain and The Island

Drowning is pure adrenaline and all heart. Gripping, relentless, effortlessly assured, T. J. Newman’s thriller is tense and moving. You’ll be grabbed from page one as the crew and passengers of a downed airliner fight for survival and rescuers race to reach them. Drowning is an incredible ride—strap in, brace, and remember to breathe.”—Meg Gardiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316576796
ISBN-10: 0316576794
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English