Nelson DeMille is one of America's most popular and bestselling authors, and a new book from him is a keenly awaited event. A former US Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam, he is the author of 11 acclaimed novels.
Detective John Corey returns, hot on the trail of a homemade sex video that inadvertently reveals why Flight 800 crashed. A ten-city author tour. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
This real-life tragedy hands DeMille perhaps his finest lot ever.The thriller lifts the plot into the heavens of mystery, with a satisfying Ahhh! at the end that you'll foresee and still be surprised by * KIRKUS REVIEWS * With inspired writing and the tension-inducing talents of a true master, Nelson DeMille delves into one of the most mysterious tragedies in recent history - TWA flight 800. In a career marked by great books, DeMille has written his most entertaining and skilful novel to date with Night Fall * DAN BROWN * Gripping * ESQUIRE * Nelson deMille at full tilt with another engaging, exciting and impeccably researched thriller * The GUARDIAN *
Demille's latest is sure to be a #1 bestseller-but it's also sure to be controversial. The book is centered on an investigation of the July 1996 crash of flight TWA 800, "when... a big Boeing 747 bound for Paris with 230 passengers and crew on board, exploded off the Atlantic coast of Long Island, sending all 230 souls to their deaths." In July 2001, Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force detective John Corey, a brilliant, smart-ass detective last seen in Plum Island and The Lion's Game, accompanies his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, to the fifth anniversary of the disaster. John, whose wife worked the crash in 1996, understands that Kate has brought him along because she doesn't buy the official finding of "mechanical failure" and wants him to mount his own investigation. There are 200 eyewitnesses who swear they saw a missile lift into the clear night sky and bring down the airplane, a charge dismissed by the CIA as an optical illusion. Though Corey is warned away from the investigation, like any good fictional detective, this only serves to spur him on. He uncovers evidence that a man and a woman, on the beach that fateful night videotaping their adulterous affair, inadvertently caught on tape the missile hitting the plane. The book is primarily about John tracking down the couple, but as the end nears, readers will begin to understand the perilous direction in which Demille is leading them. The pages will turn in a blur as a feeling of dread grows, until the end comes and one's worst fears are confirmed. Readers will think about this one for a long time. Agent, Nicholas Ellison. (Nov.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.