At dusk on July 17, 1996, on a deserted Long Island beach, a man and a woman engage in adulterous sex in front of a video camera. Suddenly a terrible blast lights up the dark summer sky. TWA Flight 800 has just exploded in midair with 230 souls on board, and the video camera has recorded the last moments of the doomed airliner.
Five years later, the government has declared the crash a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.
Kate, a career FBI agent, plays by the rules. Corey plays by no rules but his own. Against long odds and warnings from their superiors, they set out to reopen the case and discover its most crucial piece of evidence. The hunt will lead to a conspiracy at the highest levels and a race toward an elusive and lethal truth that could be even more horrifying than the crash of Flight 800, one with unimaginable consequences for America...and the world.
©2004 Nelson DeMille; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks
"A timely and intense thriller starring a thoroughly likable hero." (Booklist)
the author is great, the story spell-binding, and Scott Brick's narration brings it all to life ... I stayed awake way, way too late to finish this one!
The end came too soon, and was a total surprise! I'm shopping now for the next outing for these characters!
Relatively more verbose filler than Lion's Game and the abrupt, convenient, disappointing ending hacked me off. BUT the bottom line is I enjoyed the listen.
Great book. While the ending seems a little off, I can't imagine how else he could have ended the story and it does give it an interesting angle. I enjoyed the book and it kept me interested all the way through.
I'm sure I'll read more from DeMille.
Definitely worth a read!
You'd have to be very curious about the TWA July 1996 plane crash to care about contents of this book. Nothing new is revealed. Seemed like a bad, long episode of CSI.
This is one of those books that grabs your attention and never lets go. I mostly enjoyed all of the recent events facts and in depth thought processes of Corey's investigative mastermind.
As with all of DeMille's books, this one draws you in with superb story telling. I have read all of his books and can't wait for his next one.
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