Comment: Set in the summer of
2001 Night Fall centers on a fictional
investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 - when
a Boeing 747, bound for Paris with 230 people aboard,
exploded into the sea off Long Island. Five years later
John Corey, fresh from his adventures in Plum Island
and The Lion's Game , is on the case along with
his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield - both of whom work
for an anti-terrorist task force made up of policemen
and CIA/FBI agents. Kate has persuaded John to take
another look at the evidence because she doesn't buy the
official report of 'mechanical failure', especially
considering there are 200 eyewitnesses who are on record
saying that they saw a missile shoot the airplane down.
The fact that he is being warned against getting
involved in this old case only spurs Corey to heighten
his investigation; and soon he uncovers evidence of an
amateur video recording made inadvertently by a couple
who were recording their adulterous affair on the beach
that same night (the excerpt at BookBrowse describes
this beach scene and does contain some reasonably
graphic sexual descriptions).
Publishers Weekly says, 'the pages will turn in a blur as a feeling of dread grows, until the end comes and one's worst fears are confirmed', while Frances Wilkens writing for Booklist describes it as 'a timely and intense thriller starring a thoroughly likable hero'.
This review is from the November 9, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.
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