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Night Fall Audiobook

Night Fall

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Publisher's Summary

Based on true events, but unlike anything you've ever read before, #1 New York Times best-selling author Nelson DeMille has created what may be his finest work to date.

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

What the Critics Say

"A timely and intense thriller starring a thoroughly likable hero." (Booklist)

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    K. Lewis 03-03-05
    K. Lewis 03-03-05 Member Since 2015
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    "I really want to rate it higher"

    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.

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    Judith Oakville, ON, Canada 02-28-05
    Judith Oakville, ON, Canada 02-28-05
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    "Car Trip Too Short"

    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.

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    Michele Fresno, CA, United States 02-25-05
    Michele Fresno, CA, United States 02-25-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow..."

    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.

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    Jesse 02-21-05
    Jesse 02-21-05
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    "Who Really Knows"

    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.

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    George Toms River , NJ, USA 02-12-05
    George Toms River , NJ, USA 02-12-05
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    "nightfall"

    As usual this writer and the reader are outstanding in their delivery of a product that will keep you on the end of your seat and always guessing!!

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    Richard Swampscott, MA, USA 02-07-05
    Richard Swampscott, MA, USA 02-07-05
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    "I had to review this book!"

    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!!

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    Stacy Hawthorn Woods, IL, USA 02-04-05
    Stacy Hawthorn Woods, IL, USA 02-04-05
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Edward BROOKLYN, NY, USA 01-31-05
    Edward BROOKLYN, NY, USA 01-31-05 Member Since 2002
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    "i gave it a four for one reason only"

    i wanted more more more......i could not stop listening to it but the ending let me down but it made total sense, because it is a continuing story. The facts mixed with the fiction are hard to tell apart. This Long Island boy is a winner.

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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 01-31-05
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 01-31-05
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    "OK, but not de Mille at his best"

    Well, it's actually a pretty good reworking of a conspiracy theory (and I do not like conspiracy theories). Slightly better than average mystery. Not a great suspense novel or thriller, but good and quite listenable. I give it a B-

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    Jennifer West Des Moines, IA, United States 01-31-05
    Jennifer West Des Moines, IA, United States 01-31-05 Member Since 2004
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    "good fictional story cloaked in real event"

    DeMille has taken the flight of TWA 800 and said "what if..." A plausible scenario that keeps you hooked. Not as much action as some of his other novels but keeps you interested and leaves you wanting more.

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