No spoilers hear, so don't worry. Loved "Lion's Game" and loved this book for the first 90%. Would have given it 4 to 5 stars until the last 30 minutes. I'd rate the last 30 minutes 1 star, which is horrible for a book driven by suspense.
There, for some reason, the book takes an unexpected turn. The problem? The twist makes no sense, has nothing to do with the book, and leaves the listener with a sense of incompleteness. You find yourself thinking, "why write about all the stuff in the beginning if you are going to end it that way?"
It honestly felt like a cheap ploy by an author who couldn't figure out how to end the book. And then, to add insult to injury, the author confirmed that this was what happened in an included interview! He says, "I couldn't figure out how to end the book and finally my son suggested having it end this way." Thanks a lot man. I was so turned off I might not listen to Wild Fire. Listen for the enjoyment of the first 90% but if you choose to do so remember the whole time that the end will not satisfy you.
This is the best Nelson Demille book. I love the character. I certainly hope that he writes another with the same character. Also, Scott Brick is a great narrator. I think he is so good that I look for other titles that he reads.
DeMille did a wonderful job of taking truth and fiction and kept me prisioner to the point where I could not shut my player off. He also touched on some questions I have had about this plane and other events since. The reader Scott Brick is the BEST!!!!! He made every character come to life like I knew each one. The twists and turns of the investigation keeps you riveted until the very end.
This title gets into the minds of the detectives investigating the crash of an airliner off the coast of New York. The data that is collected and presented here leaves the listener/reader wondering, just how much of a coverup this book uncovered.
Of course, this is only one persons perception.
I eagerly awaited the release of this novel and was definitely not disappointed. Demille returns us to familiar characters and scenes and tells a very interesting tale. I particularly liked the ending as I felt that it dealt with sensitive material in a way that left each reader to interpret or handle in their own way. As always, Demille is a thorough and well-researched author and his books never lag or get boring. I highly recommend this book and all others that he written.
This book not only got me involved, but I felt I was a part of the story. The historical facts behind the book make it wonderful. This book has twist and turns that keep pulling you in deeper. Highly Recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I purchased this one because I so thoroughly enjoyed The Lion's Game. Once again, Steve Brick's narration is almost the price of the novel. If you enjoyed the first story, the second will seem to lag and the repetition of past historical events just becomes annoying. It was interesting to flesh out the characters a little more, but at points that also got slightly annoying. Nevertheless, it was still difficult to stop listening as the story developed.
The ending of this story was a little on the weak side, I thought that I had it figured out, but the ending shocked me, as I had not anticipated it, even suspecting that the chronology was as close to the historical events as they were.
If you are willing to spend the time, it is still a good listen.
First 10 minutes, very exciting. Then 4 hours of endless recaps and investigative interviews about the plane crash. Get past that and the story picks up and characters develop. By the end, you "forget" about the tedious first 4 hours. I enjoy the Corey character. Very sarcastic, but likeable. Read Lion's Game before Nightfall for character reference.
He writes like a cop and keep his sick humor that keeps you amused
He's a great writer and unfolds his books in a very methodical way
he's a great Author if you like to be entertained and follow all the details