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A young wife disappears in the night, never to be seen again. There is no evidence of kidnapping - in fact, everything indicates that she left on purpose. Her husband, a brilliant police detective, cannot believe this - but he also can't find her.
Flynn Carroll’s lost love becomes his obsession. He begins amassing a file of similar cases nationwide. His conclusion is unavoidable: somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As Flynn’s case files grow, his work comes to the attention of Special Agent Diana Glass, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet. This police force seeks the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free - thieves and murderers from another world.
Without fully understanding what Glass and her team are doing, Flynn steps into a hidden world of extraordinary challenge and lethal danger. The job is the most difficult police assignment ever known to man, but the idea is the same - find the bad guys. Stop them.
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"Even those who usually stay away from alien fantasy will be drawn to this reality-based novel. The characters are complex and surprising at various points in the novel.... [Strieber's] excellent storytelling will keep readers guessing until the very end." (RT Book Reviews)
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A great book, I enjoyed it and I will get the second in the series, just not in a rush to
"Don't Know What To Think"
Probably not Strieber. The characters were so uneven the story is hard to follow. While characters being predictable isn't always a good thing, there must be story driven reasons for their actions. Events happen without narration, keeping the reader questioning how the story progresses. Think of this book as a very bad mix of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The X-Files, and somehow The Island of Doctor Moreau. It starts off with a good premise but quickly turns into a poorly rendered plot with holes so large you could fill an entire novel trying to explain them away.
Rummel is good at what he does. This book is on par with his others.
The best thing I can say is it had potential.
One of the top ones that can be heard over again. Whitley Strieber does a great job of telling story.
So much fun, love to make a movie about this.
I enjoyed this audio book, but it was the narration that kept me listening. Parts of the book really irked me, and if I'd been reading, I likely would have closed the book and never picked it up again. It was the narrator who kept me listening though. He provided such a smooth delivery, I just wanted to keep listening. Other than the few things the characters did that irked me, I did enjoy the story. It is an intriguing alien story. If Christian Rummel narrates, I may listen to another by this author.
"Really Worth The Time And Money"
I think a second read would allow a different perspective on events that I enjoyed on the first listen.
I wouldn't compare it to another book. This style of fiction hasn't really been my thing but I really enjoyed this and intend to keep listening to Mr. Strieber's work, this series in particular to start.
Snow Mountain and Flynn in the final chapters, and any scene where Mack says anything at all.
Christian Rummel is professional and talented narrator. His delivery definitely added to my enjoyment of this story.
This book had a slow start but a fast, outstanding ending. This was a rollercoaster ride.
"Don't waste time or credit"
The story starts bad and goes downhill from there.
Not his fiction
I think Rummel did the best with what he had to work with. He is a great narrator.
OK, lets get this out of the way, Strieber's claim to fame is he was abducted by aliens. His book " Contact" was made into a major motion picture yada ,yada, yada. With that being said, I have listened to his weird radio show (which is similar to Coast to Coast) and thought that he was intelligent, entertaining and had interesting guests, so I took a chance on this book. Writing fiction is not easy, Lord knows I have tried, but I would not wish this book upon my worst enemy.
"Where's my tinfoil hat?"
This was a very good idea for a novel, but it didn't live up to it's potential... It meandered and never really got any traction... Yeah, I know a novel about abductions, but I didn't expect it to be so unbelievably bland, and more than a bit silly in its wanderings...
"Good performance, bad book"
Anyone who doesn't mind the main character essentially changing their personality mid-book. People who don't mind characters escaping impossible situations with no explanation.
Yes, all three of those. Did you read the book as well, mysterious questioner?
Did the author go back and actually read the whole book? It seems like they wrote the first third (which was really good), then came back and wrote the second third a few years later without having read the old chapters, then took another break and finished the book in a weekend under some massive deadline.
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