Excellent writer and reader. I've enjoyed all of Demille's books on Audible. Although somewhat predictable, it is a worthy listen. Captures your attention right away. John Corey is always an interesting character. If you enjoy thrillers, you should try this one.
DeMille is again awesome, and Scott Bricke is perhaps the best of all the audiobook readers. If you havent read Lions game and Up Country (unabridged) do those first because they are extraordinary books. In the aftermath of 9/11 this book on the TWA 800 crash, linking it to pre 9/11 terrorism investigations, is very compelling, and a "fast read" Of the three books in the Corey series (Plum Island, Lion's game, and Nightfall), I think we get the best character development and focus on Corey as a person of all. Very enjoyable and provocative.
I thought the concept was interesting and I have started reading more about TWA Flight 800, I thought the characters were amusing and sarcastic.
For me, it was just too straightforward. I didn't find anything that happened surprising or shocking, it was a very basic detective story and DeMille told you what you were looking for and how he was going to find it, it was just a matter of getting there.
I got the feeling that DeMille began this work without any idea of how he was going to end it, which is a shame. I suppose he felt that he couldn't "officially" contradict the governments findings regarding Flt 800 and he just used 9/11 as a device to suddenly end the story/investigation, as now the key evidence has been destroyed.
This story had me extremely intrigued, but in the end it turned out to be more of a twinkie than a satisfying meal.
After traveling for several hours, I was totally caught up in the book and barely noticed the length of the trip. The story teller was very easy to listen to and the plot was certainly one of the best that I have heard/read in quite awhile. This book delivers and does not disappoint as some works of popular mystery books have done recently. Thank goodness for my IPOD, as I didn't have to interupt my listening once I arrived at my destination.
Really gripping to listen to. You keep wondering how he's going to pull this off and well, the obvious is there, yet.... Gotta listen and I love the reader's way of presenting the book.
The creation of this fine fiction in an environment of second guessing was well done. The forensic challanges and the reopening of a closed case adds to the intrigue. My only criticism was that the book was a bit long. A splendid story.
This book has everything. The plot is unusual, the writing both humorous and well done. The plot has many surprises and is full of action.
While I have never written a review before, I felt that this book was so good that I had to pass my "must read" on. It was one of those you hope never ends.
While I am not versed in evaluating its literary style and merits all I know is that it is one of the most compelling books I have read in a long time. And as a dedicated Audible User, that's alot of books!!
This is a good book. I started with the Lion's Game, which I also loved, and am now looking for my next Demille book.
I can't believe the last reviewer found it necessary to recount the entire book. This is supposed to be your opinion of the book, not cliff notes for the book. Nice of her to give away the ending too.