Night Fall

Night Fall

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Based on true events. Five years after the TWA Flight 800 crash, John Corey, ex-NYPD detective and agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force and his wife, Kate Mayfield, a career FBI agent, set out to reopen the case. The hunt leads to conspiracy at the highest levels.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780446576635
0446576638
Characteristics: 488 p.

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zipread
Jul 08, 2017

It is not possible to get enough of Nelson deMille. Want summer beach reading? Here it is. Want 2:00 am I can't get to sleep reading --- then don't read this: it'll keep you awake in further. For my money, deMille is at his writingest best when he's writing his John Corey novels. By turns cynical, sarcastic, self-deprecating and just plain amusing lead character Corey, out-mustered NYPD cop and part time FBI operative is tenacious like a terrier: he can't. won't let go of a case even when threatened by his bosses with a sojourn in Yemen (obviously not a nice place).
Night Fall's ending is a deus ex machina kind of thing: a bit of a cheat. But 'nuff said 'cause the rest of the book is deMille superb.
Take it to the beach but don't get it all suntan lotion sandy. OK?

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dveronda
Feb 11, 2017

I read the whole book waiting for the 'motive'. Why are people worried for their lives, why is the CIA and FBI chasing them, who can you trust???

The book was well written and suspenseful. As I said, I read the whole book waiting to find out the reason for all the suspense, he never gave a reason for the suspense. He just made it suspenseful.. Go figure.

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rb3221
Sep 23, 2016

John Corey is his usual obnoxious self following no rules but his own.
Much of the novel takes a long time getting to the finale which was totally unexpected and, for me, an unsatisfactory ending but certainly a very surprising one. This was not my favorite DeMille novel. Much better is Plum Island and The Lion's Game.

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SaMiK_23
Aug 04, 2012

My first book by Nelson DeMille. Pretty good read but after reading his other novels I don't think this is as good.

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JandL
Jul 18, 2011

Not as good as his other books. I would say mediocre.

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c210flyer
Jan 06, 2010

I rate this an 8 out of 10. DeMille is one of the best. Recommend.

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RazorSteel
May 11, 2009

John Corey is back after his confrontation with Asad Khalil from The Lion's Game. How that episode ended still sticks in Corey's craw, and I'm hoping he gets another shot at Khalil in a future book. In Night Fall, DeMille inserts one of the theories as to why TWA Flight 800 fell from the sky in a fireball in July, 1996. Corey looks into the crash based on evidence never made public during the initial investigation. To me, the story itself takes a back seat to John Corey's personality and humor, his relationship with others and his reaction to events. By the way, Corey's involvement takes place 5 years after the actual events, culminating in the fall? ('nuff said).

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