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)
This sequel to The Lion's Game is a typical sequel. No where near as good as the first. I would like to have given The Lion's game a 6/5 and this a 4/5. Still, a good book, glad I bought this to finish the story
I could not stop listening to this book, excellently read, it weaves a story that has a very dramatic conclusion. It touched my mind and my heart. I will listen to more of this author He is very exciting to listen to and the plot is very intelligent.
This is a must read to all.
"Great story, comical (occasional) music"
Listened to this one after The Panther and was pleased that although shorter the story was just as good. I was also pleased that the Panther didn't have the da-da-da-this-bit's-tension background music inflicted on it. Only comes up a few times in this book and while it doesn't spot things (I just found myself rolling my eyes) it's unnecessary. We know something is tense because the author and actor are good at their jobs. I still recommend the book and am ready to download another.
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