The Shimmer

The Shimmer

Book - 2009/07/07
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Baker & Taylor
Santa Fe police officer Dan Page tracks down his missing wife only to witness a bloodbath in Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe. Determined to solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights in order to save his wife, he discovers that the decaying military base may not be abandoned at all, and that the government may have known about the lights for decades--and the unimaginable danger behind them.

Perseus Publishing
David Morrell has been called ?the father of the modern action novel.” In The Shimmer he shows us why.

When a high-speed chase goes terribly wrong, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page watches in horror as a car and gas tanker explode into flames. Torn with guilt that he may be responsible, Page returns home to discover that his wife, Tori, has disappeared.

Frantic, Page follows her trail to Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe. Many of these gawkers?Tori among them?are compelled to visit this tiny community to witness the mysterious Rostov Lights.

Without warning, a gunman begins firing on the lights, screaming ?Go back to hell where you came from,” then turns his rifle on the bystanders. A bloodbath ensues, and events quickly spiral out of control, setting the stage for even greater violence and death.

Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights to save his wife. In the process, he learns that the decaying military base may not be abandoned at all, and that the government may have known about the lights for decades. Could these phenomena be more dangerous than anyone could have possibly imagined?



Blackwell North Amer
When police officer Dan Page's wife disappears, her trail leads to Rostov, a remote Texas town where unexplained phenomena attract hundreds of spectators each night. Not merely curious, these onlookers are compelled to reach this tiny community and gaze at the mysterious Rostov Lights. But more than the faithful are drawn there. A gunman begins shooting at the lights, screaming "Go back to hell where you came from!" then turns his rifle on the innocent bystanders. As more and more people are drawn to the scene of the massacre, the stage is set for even greater bloodshed.
To save his wife, Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights. In the process, he uncovers a deadly government secret dating back to the First World War. The lights are more dangerous than anyone ever imagined, but even more deadly are those who try to exploit forces beyond their control.

Baker
& Taylor

Stricken by guilt over his role in a fatal high-speed chase, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page discovers that his wife has gone missing and may be among a group of people at an abandoned military base in Texas where mysterious lights have been appearing in the sky.
Stricken by guilt over his role in a fatal high-speed chase, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page discovers that his wife has gone missing and may be among a group of people at an abandoned military base in Texas where mysterious lights have been appearing in the sky. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, Expected publication date - 2009/07/07
ISBN: 9781593155377
1593155379
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORRELL
Characteristics: 336 p

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paisley6 Sep 20, 2009

Have enjoyed most of this authors books but his last 2 books have not held my attention.

kodibyrd Aug 28, 2009

Suspense and mystery bordering on Science Fiction/ Exciting and memorable with hints of both today and yesterday's headlines into the sights of the unknown for the past century. I would recommend this to someone looking for a different read.

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