Love the story - it's Detective John Corey, who doesn't love him.
The cat and mouse game was great and the story built to a really exciting crescendo - then like TWA 800 - it blew up.
As the book drew to a close, the author telegraphed the ending. I was hoping badly, that DeMille didn't go there, but he did.
It ended in a very disappointing fashion. The author admitted in the interview that followed the book, that he had "painted himself into a corner" with this story and this was his way out.
I think that's a bit of a cop out - he should have thought about that earlier.
Still very much enjoyed the story.
Really enjoyed the book. Yes, the ending is abrupt, but if you hear the interview with the author following the ending of the book you will understand that even though this novel is based on fact, there are still lots of unanswered questions about what really happened to the flight. That being said, the author expects you to come up with your own ending. As others have said, there is a lot of swearing, but hey, that's John Corey for you.
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the tie to actual events. I did however get VERY tired of the amazingly prolific use of the f--- word. If there was a more listener friendly version I could recommend it. Otherwise brace yourself.
I started with "The Lion's Game" followed up with "Night Fall" and will now listen to "Plum Island" while I wait for "The Lion".
"Night Fall" was well written and read. I couldn't figure out the ending, which was an interesting way to end this part of the story.
I'm interested to find out which characters will be in the next book.
This is a fine listen and definitely worth the purchase. Enjoy
The author has written a number of great books using John Cory as his main chacter. I enjoy the sense of humor along with insight the author has into security issues our country is involved in. Would recommend all of these books to those who enjoy suspense novels.
I purchased "Night Fall" after having thoroughly enjoyed "Lion's Game," another in the series of DeMille books featuring John Corey, that tough-talking smart-alecky former NYC cop/now FBI consultant. I found the audio book disappointing on two counts...
1. The narrator, Scott Brick, is generally very good, but not so with this effort. Repeatedly, I was jostled by Brick's high-caricature depiction of native-New Yorker Corey. On multiple occasions, the late Howard Cosell's memorable voice came screamingly to mind; and
2. Though "Night Fall" was a gripping story, the ending felt like a poorly done patch job. I was left wanting, and with the distinct impression that Nelson DeMille had written himself into a corner, thus the contrived and disappointing wrap-up.
Interestly, after the book's final scene, in a bonus interview with the author, DeMille alludes to just that: having boxed himself in without a satisfying end, he decided to take the advice of a loved one who proposed the penultimate scene.
In my book? They took the easy way out.
Best book I have listened to in a long time. It all started with The Lion's Game for me (can't get my hands on the audio version of Plum Island). I actually listened to this while flying. I couldn't wait to get in the car or back in the airport to finish this book. I recommend it highly.
DeMille is an excellent story teller and yet the ending seemed so short of imagination that I felt cheated when I was done listening. Feeling resentful of being deprived by an ending worthy of the rest of the book, I'd say DeMille couldn't hit his publisher's deadline and pushed the book out without really finishing it. Mark one up for profit-taking by the author!
This was an excellent story until the ending. It left you entirely unsatisfied and made the intricate preceding storyline irrelevant. However I wouldn't miss (and didn't)his next book ---- which was better...Wild Fire.
Demille does it again. The story is plausible, compelling, and fun. The characters are very likable. Scott Brick did a teriffic job in the reading and made it all the more enjoyable. I liked the twists and turns throughout the storyline and like many other reviewers, found the ending a shocker. Hey, thats life. I'd highly recommend it.