Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Night Fall, by Nelson DeMille, is a classic murder mystery, with the murder being the calamitous TWA Flight 800, which crashed off the coast of Long Island in 1996. Detectives John Corey and his wife Kate Mayfield dig past the "official report" which declared the crash an accident, and discover a potential conspiracy of the highest order. The ending is completely unexpected but thoroughly recognizeable. I read this at a frenetic pace, and its final images are haunting. This is a great piece of fiction. My father-in-law got me started on Nelson DeMille books, so I was happy to give my copy to him during the holidays. I am certain he will enjoy it.