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)
Excellent book spoiled by poor ending. Seemed as if the author had ran out of ideas or got bored with his own writing. Have heard all his audio books and will still buy the next.
I am a little over half way through this book, and find myself taking the long way to my destinations in order to hear more. The main character is awesome, and the narration is top notch.
I have really enjoyed other works by this author, and looked forward to this based on some of the previous readers positive feedback. I was fooled, and urge anyone else to be forewarned. The ending of this book is a farce, and if you listen to the bitter end (as I did) you will hear the author admit that he did not have an ending for the book so his son came up with one. Mr. Demille is a great author, but he seems to have taken a big left turn on the road to success.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Night Fall was released in 2004, eight years after TWA 800 exploded and fell from the sky off the eastern tip of Long Island on July 17, 1996. This novel, Book 3 in the John Corey series, takes on and adds to the conspiracy theories surrounding TWA Flight 800. John Corey and his wife/ATTF partner Kate Mayfield take on the case outside their ATTF jobs. Based on Audible customer ratings this novel is the customer favorite of the books in the Corey series. DeMille excels at creating suspense and character development in all of his novels; Night Fall is a great example. Scott Brick narrates brilliantly as usual. I highly recommend all of Nelson DeMille's books except The Quest (I'm not a big fan of The Gold Coast and The Gate House either but they are worthwhile; The Quest is simply a bad novel). The Corey series need not be read in order
Basing a novel on a factual situation is tricky, but this was quite well done. The ending is a shock, and to some reviewers, dissatisfying. The possible causes of the crash, the real mystery, are well outlined. The fictional story is intense, well written and excellently read.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
LOVE this author and narrator...give me more. I have to say my favorite combination. Anything by these two I will buy. Did not want this book to end.
47 is the real answer
Suspense: definately there. Sexy: there as well even though it's not a book about sex. First, the narrator, Scott Brick, is one of my favorite narrators and so even if the book had not been as good, somehow he would have made it turn out to be better. The fact that this book was good, enhanced it even more. I highly recommend all readers check out Scott Brick's readings, even if they are by authors that the reader would have not most likely given a chance. In any case, the whole book was enjoyable to read. Just like other John Corey books by Nelson, this one left you wondering how it would end. This one was hard to put down, and this one developed the characters in style. I highly recommend reading other John Corey books as they are quite worth it. The ending is especially well done and worth not spoiling.
I became a fan of John Corey and Kate Mayfield after the Lion's Game, eager to get more I got this despite the reviews about the ending. Sorry to say they were right, the ending was completely a "cop" out. Wasn't impressed at all. Wildfire is a little bit better but not much. Take my advice at leave it at the Lion's game. Scott Brick who is one of my favorites really does up the "New York" accent in these two, but he's still great. Check him out in Cold Blood, whoa that gave me chills.
I didn't think DeMille could top Lion's Game, but Night Fall was just as good - if not better. I listened to this audiobook immediately after listening to Lion's Game. In true DeMille fashion, the attention to detail and explanation of facts make the lines between fact and fiction blur in a captivating way. John Corey is again at his best and DeMille is very gifted at making t his characters come to life.
I had my ipod running nonstop with this book - while driving, sleeping eating. I couldn't put this book down.
Unlike other readers, I really LIKED the ending. In fact, I was so engrossed with the characters that I didn't even see it coming. It was a haunting and real way to end the book.
Highly recommended to all.
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