The Truth about the Night Author:Martyn Burke As an astronomer, Michael Bradens job is to protect a giant telescope from the elements at the legendary Palomar Observatory in southern California. But one night, in a midnight storm, a young woman is found on the mountain, smeared with blood and wearing only a flimsy party dress. She is mute, or so it appears. — Michael knows he must shie... more »ld her too. And as Elena's story begins to reveal itself, stretching tautly from Havana to Mexico and back to Palomar, Michael becomes engulfed in a firestorm both psychological and physical, where the past relentlessly pursues the present in a dark race for love, redemption and a new life.
Set both on the border between California and Mexico -- where waves of immigrants and criminals overwhelm the mountain with kidnapping, secret identities and murder -- and in the small Canadian town of Penetanguishene, The Truth About the Night beautifully reflects another kind of violence, where entire galaxies must be destroyed to create new life and order. A stunning blend of superb storytelling and cinematic dialogue with a powerful exploration of the fragile truths that connect us all, Martyn Burke delivers a novel that is as provocative as it is entertaining.« less