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Going Dark ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Going Dark By James W. Hall ➯ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award winner James W Hall a master of suspense and this new high stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound sonE The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award winner James W Hall a master of suspense and this new high stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound sonEarth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country These extremists take a by any means necessary approach to defending the planet In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson The FBI ranks them, along with other eco radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threatFlynn Moss, Thorn s newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state This ELF group has concocted a non violent plan to shut the nuke plant down nothing than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far violent scheme in mind to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima With a growing sense of dread about the group s true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization There is only one way to save his son s life He must join with the eco terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission.


About the Author: James W. Hall

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationJames Wilson Hall is an Edgar and Shamus Award winning author whose books have been translated into a dozen languages He has written eighteen novels, four books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and a collection of He also won a John D MacDonald Award for Excellence in Florida Fiction, presented by the JDM Bibliophile He has a master s degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in literature from the University of Utah He was a professor of literature and creative writing at Florida International University for years where he taught such writers as Vicky Hendricks, Christine Kling, Barbara Parker and Dennis Lehane.



10 thoughts on “Going Dark

  1. Cathy DuPont Cathy DuPont says:

    Thorn, oh Thorn, wherefore art thou Oh, yeah, I admit, I ve been hooked on Thorn for years, well since he was 20 years oldor less I ve followed his family life or lack thereof, his simple lifestyle in the upper Keys, his adventures, his lovelife, friendship with Sugarman then,recently, his discovery of twins he never knew existed That s not a spoiler since it s on the back cover of that book In one of therecent books, the last couple of years anyway, Thorn spent an ungodly Thorn, oh Thorn, wherefore art thou Oh, yeah, I admit, I ve been hooked on Thorn for years, well since he was 20 years oldor less I ve followed his family life or lack thereof, his simple lifestyle in the upper Keys, his adventures, his lovelife, friendship with Sugarman then,recently, his discovery of twins he never knew existed That s not a spoiler since it s on the back cover of that book In one of therecent books, the last couple of years anyway, Thorn spent an ungodly portion of the book in a deep hole Needless to say there was little happening in his life in that book other than complaining to himself about his predicament of being in the hole, how he got in the hole, what was going on outside the hole and how was he getting out of the hole In Going Dark Thorn played second fiddle to Frank Sheffield which is fine except the book was supposed to be about Thorn, I thought, not Frank Must say though, that Frank Sheffield is a character I wouldn t mind readingabout perhaps his earlier life since he was close to retirement in law enforcement in this book When I see a book with Hall s name on it in the used book store, I simply pass it up since I ve read everything he s written including his book on poetry How muchof a devoted fan can I be James W Hall is my idol He lives in South Florida caps on south since I think of it as the 51st state in the U S , he s taught creative writing at Florida International University FIU in Miami and some of his past students are nationally known Two who come to mind are writers Vicki Hendricks and Christine Kling He s now listed as a lecturer at FIU Daydreaming only but I wish I could have been a student of his Maybe in another life Looking for information on students other than the two mentioned, I came across this question from an interview on BookbrowseQ What is the most romantic book you ve ever read The scariest The funniest A The scariest is Silence of the Lambs. The most romantic is Lawrence Durrell s Alexandrian Quartet. The funniest Oddly, I find Robert Parker s Spencer to be very funny I love good banter, and that great self deprecating tough guy humor of Hawk and Spencer together Robert Crais can always be quite funny and Laurence Shames can too.JWH mentioned three writers who I ve read Both Crais and Shames, I ve read everything they ve written and still working on Parker s Spenser With 43 books in that series, it will take a while longer No wonder I feel a kindred spirit in JWH, we both love the same kind of humor which is funny


  2. Zora Zora says:

    Hall is the best mystery thriller writer you ve likely not read based on the low number of reviews here, apparently too few people do read him This was not my favorite of the Thorn series, but as always, the prose is better than 98% of that you will find in most genre fiction Too many young, hot women in the novel wanting to have sex with old, gray men made me go with 3 stars rather than 4.


  3. Larry Larry says:

    Thorn s 14th adventure puts him into the orbit of some dangerous people, as usual In pursuit of his dangerously naive son, Thorn is caught between a group of eco warriers out to destroy a nuclear power plant, the fairly loony head of plant security, an incredibly ambitious federal agent, and a pretty honest FBI agent Thorn, the ultimate swamp based loner, never learns Obligations to a friend from the past and to his son override his short term judgment It all comes together in a satisfyingly Thorn s 14th adventure puts him into the orbit of some dangerous people, as usual In pursuit of his dangerously naive son, Thorn is caught between a group of eco warriers out to destroy a nuclear power plant, the fairly loony head of plant security, an incredibly ambitious federal agent, and a pretty honest FBI agent Thorn, the ultimate swamp based loner, never learns Obligations to a friend from the past and to his son override his short term judgment It all comes together in a satisfyingly boggy armageddon, and his pal, Sugarman, plays a role.James W Hall is the godfather of Florida noir in terms of length of writing service, number of grotesques created, and darkness of vision


  4. Jodi Jodi says:

    Didn t finish Tried several times to get into the book, but couldn t I m sure the read is perfect for some, just not for me.Disclaimer An ARC of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


  5. Michael Michael says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In exploring the unexpected death of a young biologist who he helped raise a tiny bit, Thorn comes across signs that his son Flynn may be in trouble His investigation lands him kidnapped by ecoterrorists Thorn is left to try to foil their plot to end a nuclear power plant from inside the group Thorn is a great character and Hall s love for what s left of Florida s wilderness is evident The fact that a law enforcement agent and the plant head of security colluded with the terrorists so they In exploring the unexpected death of a young biologist who he helped raise a tiny bit, Thorn comes across signs that his son Flynn may be in trouble His investigation lands him kidnapped by ecoterrorists Thorn is left to try to foil their plot to end a nuclear power plant from inside the group Thorn is a great character and Hall s love for what s left of Florida s wilderness is evident The fact that a law enforcement agent and the plant head of security colluded with the terrorists so they could double cross them, save the day, and get promoted strained credibility This series has always had a dark, and sometimes choppy, edge to it Thorn s relation with his granddaughter s mother that young biologist hadchop than usual


  6. False False says:

    Another Hall book, focusing on the environment destruction, bit by bit, of Florida It s a common theme he returns to that and his protagonist Thorn, always throwing himself in front of the nuclear bomb or flame thrower It grows weary I have oneto read and then I m caught up and can move on to something else You can warn an author away from clich s and formula, but if the books prove financially successful and everyone is happy, I will understand the reluctance to let it go People die Another Hall book, focusing on the environment destruction, bit by bit, of Florida It s a common theme he returns to that and his protagonist Thorn, always throwing himself in front of the nuclear bomb or flame thrower It grows weary I have oneto read and then I m caught up and can move on to something else You can warn an author away from clich s and formula, but if the books prove financially successful and everyone is happy, I will understand the reluctance to let it go People die, people lose limbs, people lose their hearts


  7. Anne Anne says:

    I ve been reading JWH for years, probably since pretty close his first publication date This one was just as gritty as the rest, so I enjoyed it Curiosity did anybody else notice that the Navajo twins are named Chee That s not a common Navajo name and Tony Hillerman s main character is Jim Chee, so I m believing that JWH is giving homage to Tony Hillerman, another of the great mystery writers


  8. Matt Matt says:

    Living in the Keys, I really like Halls local inclusions I have been to the places he writes about, often and that s cool Big Thorn fan and Sugarman as well but the crazy ELF whackos and Thorns son not so much Nice read, but Hall is getting too far away from the Keys cool that is Thorn, and what made Thorn, well Thorn.


  9. Kevin Kevin says:

    The adventure continues this time with his son Enjoy


  10. Gene Rathgeber Gene Rathgeber says:

    Too slowNot what I expect from something with thorn and Sugerman invo bed in I have become a fan pathogens but this book was waswork to finish


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