I must admit, this book surprised me. When I first started reading it, I couldn't get into the character. But as I read more, I began to appreciate the character's humor, and his analytical mind. The book is based on the tragedy of TWA flight 800 and tends to try and answer the question that was on everyone's mind.......was it truly a missile that brought the flight down. And who did it? As the main character, John Corey, begins to investigate a five year old mystery, he is met with government coverups and threats to him and those around him that makes him more than ever to want to solve the mystery. I admit that I thought I had the ending figured out, only the have the author use another horrible tragedy as an ending to the book that totally twisted the way I thought it would end. Great book, and one I would highly recommend.
This CD was 15 hours, and it was great. It even had an inteview with the author. A very timely fictional story about flight TWA800 that crashed over the ocean near Long Island - and the pusuit of the truth by a retired New York city cop, the FBI and the CIA. The problem was in whether all of the players wanted the truth. Great story.
I have read most if not all of Nelson Demille's books and I loved them, this one is no exception. This will keep you turning the pages, I had a hard time putting it down. If you like Demille's work you'll enjoy this book.
Fascinating tale of two lovers that not only witnessed the explosion of TWA flight 800 over the ocean, but videotaped it while taping themselves skinny dipping in the ocean. They never came forward because they were both married to other people and it was up to John Corey and Kate Mayfield, both Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force Agents, 5 years later to unravel the mystery of the death of TWA flight 800.
The mystery is based around the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York in 1996. A couple are on a Long Island beach that night, videotaping their own sexual frolicking as the plane explodes behind them. Years later after the government investigation declares the crash due to a mechanical failure, NYPD detective John Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, begin their own investigation. They smell a cover-up and ignore orders to leave it be. Their determination leads to secrets the government wants concealed, and the video tape is the evidence they need to secure.
TWA flight 800 suddenly explodes on the night of July 17,1996. A video is recording a man and woman making love on a Long Island beach and records the crash of the plane. All 230 passengers perish. The goverment claims mechanical failure. The video may tell another story.
It is dusk on July 17, 1996. A man and a woman who are married but not to each other make love on a Long Island beach as a video camera records their pleasure...and something more. Out over the ocean, TWA Flight 800 suddenly explodes with 230 victims on board, the terrible blast illuminating the sky. The government's verdict is mechanical failure. But the videotape may tell another story- if it can be found.
Now, on the fifth anniversary of the crash, two members of the Federal Anti-Terrorism Task Force set out to reopen the case: John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective, and his wife, Kate Mayfield, a career FBI agent.Together, they hunt for the crucial video...and race toward an elusive truth even more horrifying than the crash itself.
What realy did happen to TWA FLIGHT 800? Why did it suddenly explode? On yhe fifth anniversary of the crash, two members of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force reopened the case. As they raced toward an elusie truth enen more horrifing than the crash itself.
This one you will want to read again to pick up on facts you missed the first time.
Amazing story of TWA Flight 800 and a possible government cover-up. Very interesting characters. I did not like the ending, but the 17 hours of audio held my interest while I drove from Orlando to Long Island, NY, (straight through). Highly recommended.
Lots going on in this exciting audio book. Tough cop/agent "John Corey" refusing to accept a flimsy explanation to a horrific event. Voice of "Corey" adds greatly to my enjoyment of this crafty adventure. Plenty of supporting characters and side stories that come together like a net to support the mystery. Recommend to anyone on a long car trip. No dull moments in this thriller.
This book is about the TWA flight 80 that went down under mysterious conditions. Although the ending is stated to be a fiction, it was never truly discovered why this plane appeared to be shot out of the sky by an earth to sky missile. I could not put this book down. Now I am a sucker for a good conspiracy theory story, but this book has it all. Great weekend book for just kicking back and reading cover to cover!
I really enjoyed this book. It is a fictional account of TWA flight 800. It is very well written. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The author was very clever at entwining the account of flight 800 with the events of Sept. 11, 2001. This book is a work of fiction, or is it?.....
I was so interested in this book. Following each detail until the middle of the book. They could have left it out and had an easier read and more interesting. And apparently was at lose for an ending. Sudden and incomplete. I would like to have more of an ending.
I loved this book - former NYPD detective John Corey is back and better than ever. If you have never read Nelson DeMille, please pick this book up. I really enjoyed how he tied the unexplainable plane crash off of the East Coast and 9/11.
After reading, you will want to read all of Nelson DeMille's books.
John Corey is DeMille's most interesting character by far, and it is a joy to see him return in this suspenseful book. It's a great read, exciting yet filled with Corey's irreverent wit. Highly recommended.
This was the first book I've read by Nelson DeMille. I absolutely loved it. I just could not put it down and I'm looking forward to reading more of his books. Put this one on your list of "must read" books.
Ruth B. (rib) reviewed Night Fall (John Corey, Bk 3) on
A John Corey novel based on the TWA Flight 800 crash. Five years after the crash, John Cory is with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force and decides the crash deserves a second look. Lots of twists and turns with a real surprise ending. As always -- a great read from Nelson DeMille.
Nicole P. reviewed Night Fall (John Corey, Bk 3) on
It is dusk on July 17, 1996 - a man and a woman who are married - but not to each other - make love on a beach as a video camera records their pleasure ... and something more. Out over the ocean, TWA Flight 800 suddenly explodes with 230 victims on board, the terrible blast illuminating the sky. The government's verdict is mechanical failure. But the videotape may tell another story - it if can be found. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the crash, two members of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force set out to reopen the case: John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective and his wife, Kate Mayfield, a career FBI agent. Together, they hunt for the crucial video and race toward an elusive truth, even more horrifying than the crash itself.
It's been awhile, but this is one of the better novels/thrilles I have read. Demille obviously put a lot of thought into it, and he really doesn't come down on one side or the other whether the real LIS plane crash was an accident or a terrorist attack.
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 carrer 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.
DeMille's story telling ability keeps getting stronger, and his ability to stay current is impressive. When you start to read this book, you probably know where it is going to end, but you want to get there. A must read for conspiracy theorists and mystery fans alike.
The cynical, nearly humorous John Corey is back applying his considerable detective skills for getting to the bottom of the TWA 800 crash. The story keeps going at mystery speed with interesting revelations. Ol' Nelson could use a shot of adrenaline, but overall, he's still pretty readable.
On the evening of July 17, 1996 a man and woman have a video camera running when TWA Flight 800 falls from the sky. The government declares the accident due to mechanical failure. John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective goes with his wife to the 5th anniversary memorial service of those who lost their lives in the crash. It is from this moving experience that John decides to reopen the case - in his off hours. A real page turner!
While I like this author and this series, he seems to be using the same character too often. If you've read his prior release Up-Country, you'll know what I mean.
This is another in his John Corey Murder Mystery vein. I liked it all the way until the end. Then I liked it less.
At dusk on July 17, 1996, a couple, married but not to each other, set up a video camera to record their beach encounter. Out over the ocean TWA flight 800 suddenly explodes. The governments says mechanical failure, but the tape may show something ele if it can be found. On the fifth anniversary, an ex-NYPD detective decides to seek the truth.
"It is dusk on July 17, 1996. A man and a woman who are married - but not to each other - make love on a Long Island beach as a video camera records their pleasure...and something more. Out over the ocean, TWA Flight 800 suddenly explodes with 230 victims on board, the terrible blast illuminating the sky. The government's verdict is mechanical failure. But the videotape may tell another story - if it can be found.
Now, on the fifth anniversary of the crash, two members of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force set out to reopen the case: John Corey, and ex-NYPD detective, and his wife, Kate Mayfield, a career FBI agent. Together, they hunt for the crucial video...and race toward an elusive truth even more horrifying than the crash itself."
Another great Nelson Demille book featuring John Corey, who is an ex NYPD detective and a current contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. His wife, Kate, is a task force partner, and five years ago she was an investigator on the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe. Over 200 witnesses reported seeing something shoot up into the sky, hitting the plane, and shooting it out of the sky. Some insist it was a missile. However, our government issued a different version. Kate, who always plays by the rules, knows that John is a rebel. She manipulates him into investigating Flight 800 again, at the risk of their careers. Several great twists and a very surprising ending made this a great read. While the ending did upset me, it was memorable and no way made me want to stop reading Demille.
The story begins with the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, New York. A couple conducting an illicit affair on the beach witness the crash and flee the scene, having accidentally videotaped the crash and what appears to be a missile rising from the ocean towards the plane.
Five years later, Anti-Terrorist Task Force (ATTF, a fictional FBI department based on the Joint Terrorism Task Force) detective John Corey is encouraged to reinvestigate the crash, officially blamed on mechanical failure, by his wife Kate Mayfield, who had worked on the original investigation.
The story is a sequel to The Lion's Game and reintroduces a number of characters from that novel. A sequel to Night Fall, titled Wild Fire, was released on November 6, 2006. One of the returning characters from "The Lion's Game" and "Plum Island" is CIA operative Ted Nash, whom DeMille has developed into Corey's antagonist and nemesis in his career with the ATTF.
Much of the action in the novel centers on the search for the couple who inadvertently videotaped the in-air explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island. At the center of Corey's investigation are witness statements claiming that the fatal explosion was caused by a missile and not by mechanical failure.
Corey is warned by his superiors not to look into the TWA crash, and he and his wife are temporarily assigned to anti-terrorist activities in Yemen and Tanzania to keep them from pursuing the case. They return to the U.S., however, in early September 2001, and Corey makes crucial discoveries which are quickly overshadowed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Although a work of fiction, this book is based on the many stories and facts that came from the crash of Flight 800 off Long Island. Gripped me from page one and after that I couldn't put it down! What's a mystery/thriller without a god twist and boy this one has a doozey! My first Nelson DeMille book and definitely not my last; loved the main character (John Corey) and am looking forward to reading more of his story.
From the cover: July, 1996 - a man & a woman who are married (but not to each other) make love on a Long Island beach as a video camera records them - and something more. Out over the ocean, TWA Flight 800 suddenly explodes with 230 victims on board. The government's verdict is mechanical failure. But the videotape may tell another story - if it can be found. Now, on the 5th anniversary of the crash, 2 members of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force set out to reopen the case: John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective, and his wife, Kate Mayfield, a career FBI agent.
Det. John Corey, ATTF, is up to his old tricks in this tense thriller. The author deftly weaves the events surrounding the TWA800 flight explosion and the World Trade Tower attacks into a race to find the conspiracy. Follow the video-taped love affair that takes place on a Westhampton beach the night of the TWA800 explosion to the exicting conclusion 5 years later in Manhattan. John Corey is one step ahead of the CIA....