- Audio CD
- Verlag: Brilliance Corp; Auflage: Unabridged (23. Oktober 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1469215942
- ISBN-13: 978-1469215945
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,5 x 2,9 x 14 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.705.473 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Night Blind (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, 23. Oktober 2012
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Michael W. Sherer grew up on a farm in northern Illinois, went to prep school and college “back east,” and lived in Chicago for twenty years. After stints as a manual laborer, dishwasher, bartender, restaurant manager, commercial photographer, magazine editor, and public relations executive, Sherer decided life should imitate art and became a novelist. He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild. In addition to Night Blind, the first thriller in the Blake Sanders series, he has published six novels in the Emerson Ward mystery series, including An Option On Death, Little Use For Death, Death Came Dressed In White, A Forever Death, Death Is No Bargain,and Death On A Budget, as well as a stand-alone suspense novel, Island Life. He’s now hard at work on his fourth Blake Sanders thriller and a new young adult thriller, Blind Rage. He and his wife and the youngest of their four children now live in the Seattle suburbs. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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Later, as he did his newspaper delivery round through the streets of Seattle, he looked forward to catching up with Midge, his last customer on the run. Midge, an elderly lady he had struck up an odd friendship with, was a kind gentle soul, who spent her daylight hours volunteering at the nearby Joyance House, near the church and rectory. To his disappointment, Midge's house was in darkness, so he continued on his way.
To Blake's horror, Midge had been brutally murdered in her home, and now the police were after him for her murder. Both Donovan and Hiragawa didn't believe his claims of innocence, and ex-wife Molly's team of lawyers were immediately on his case. On bail, Blake decided he needed to prove his innocence, and so began the incredible race against time, and his life, with a rogue French military intelligence agent, a shadowy murderer and the police all after him.
With the assassination of a key player, the mystery surrounding events which occurred in the 1850's, a recently found journal by Sister Marguerite, which seemed connected to Midge's death, the gorgeous Lieutenant Commander Reyna Chase of Navy Intelligence deeply involved... Councilman Rafe Acasa and his sidekick Dan Whiting....would Blake be able to stop the horrific murders before he himself lost his life? Who could he trust? It seemed he was on his own...
This brilliant thriller is the first in the Blake Sanders series, and I will definitely be reading the next! I could not put this book down, the twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat, the absolutely breathtaking scenes had me right there.... Well done Mike Sherer and thank you for my advanced copy!
The story opens with a segment in France where a French rouge agent knows it's time to leave the country. He's given a lead on something valuable in Canada so travels there in hope of making a big score.
In Seattle, Blake Sanders was a public affairs official who lost his job and family after a financial scandal. He's haunted by the suicide of his son and subsides by his reserves and delivering newspapers.
Blake's misfortunes seem to have given him more empathy for others. His part in the story opens with him talking a woman from taking her life by jumping from a bridge.
The last stop on his delivery route is to an elderly woman. She seems lonely and he often stops in and has tea with her. Someone murders her and tries to set Blake up to take the blame.
Part of the story involves a historic event in the 1850s where an order of nuns were given land and the mineral rights to the land. What this has to do with present times and how this is tied in to a number of other incidents was very imaginative.
Readers looking for an excellent story and well written literature will be rewarded with reading this edge of seat thriller.
I can't really attempt to describe the plot of "Night Blind" in any meaningful way that will make much sense. Let's just say that a shadowy historical story surrounding nuns and sailors (possibly involving massive amounts of gold, possibly involving a biological weapon) might be the undoing of Seattle. An elderly friend of Sanders stumbles upon a part of the conspiracy and meets her untimely demise. In an effort to avoid taking the rap for her murder, Sanders start to dig into the mystery. Along the way, he'll be influenced by three women: his ex-wife with whom he shares a tragedy, a lady he rescues from a botched suicide attempt, and a no-nonsense Naval analyst. He must evade a murderer, a rogue French agent, the cops, personal demons involving his son, and the events that destroyed his promising career. Wow! Even writing this review, I'm astounded that "Night Blind" works at all. It tries to juggle way too much and, as a result, loses its way on occasion. One primary example is the suicidal character. She starts out strong, but seemingly has nothing to do after being introduced (aside from coincidentally being in a position to get Sanders some information for his investigation).
And yet, despite its over-ambition, "Night Blind" still succeeds as a rousing adventure. Sherer does a good job with the action pieces, and Sanders is a compelling lead. In the end, the plot is so convoluted that many of the themes or characters introduced get short shrift. And upon the big reveal, I couldn't help but be a little let down by the final revelations. Not for one second did I believe "Night Blind," but I did have fun. I suppose that's enough for a mild recommendation. I would definitely look into other works by Sherer. He's a talented writer that keeps you turning the pages. I just hope next time, the tale he chooses will be a bit more focused. As a character, Sanders is supposed to be affected by ADD (not really developed in any tangible way) and that's a great metaphor for "Night Blind." The book jumps all over the place trying to be everything to everyone, and so loses the impact that it might have had. About 3 1/2 stars for entertainment value. KGHarris, 2/13.
Michael W. Sherer has created a likeable character in Blake Sanders. He is a complicated man but the author lets out a little about him as the story develops. We get to learn who he is and what makes him tick and his relationships with other. The story also unfolds, not in a chaotic confusion, but clearly evolving as each piece of the puzzle is connected. As I read each chapter, I wanted to know more about the nun's secret. It all comes to a head and the climax is worthy of the pages before it. This was a very good novel and I look forward to the continuing adventures of Blake Sanders.