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Fear The Night
     

Fear The Night

4.6 19
by John Lutz
 

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A madman's obsession is a city's nightmare. . .

He comes out when the sun goes down. He delivers death from the barrel of a rifle. He's made New York City his shooting gallery. Men and women, natives and tourists, young and old, have all been his victims. The press has named him The Night Sniper. He taunts those who would try and stop him, threatening to

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A madman's obsession is a city's nightmare. . .

He comes out when the sun goes down. He delivers death from the barrel of a rifle. He's made New York City his shooting gallery. Men and women, natives and tourists, young and old, have all been his victims. The press has named him The Night Sniper. He taunts those who would try and stop him, threatening to increase the body count unless legendary retired homicide detective Vin Repetto is willing to engage him in a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Repetto paid his dues. Over twenty years on the force, obtaining a captain's rank, and injured in the line of duty, he's earned his retirement. Yet he can't help feeling responsible for the lives The Night Sniper has taken, and will continue to take if his challenge remains unanswered. The decision is snatched from his hands when the next victim is murdered right before Repetto's eyes. Now, the game is truly set to begin, but The Night Sniper doesn't realize that they're...

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Publishers Weekly
On a warm evening in Manhattan, a sniper's bullet kills a lowly theater district shop owner. It's the first of several killings in what becomes a twisted cat-and-mouse game between the "Night Sniper," so-called because he only strikes after sunset, and retired New York detective Vincent Repetto in Lutz's fast-moving crime thriller. Although the beleaguered detective is straight from central casting and the sniper's motivation is hinted at but never satisfactorily explained, Lutz skillfully brings to life the sniper's various victims. It doesn't matter if the killer's target is a Broadway star on the way up or a homeless person on the way down, in a few pages these people come across as layered and three-dimensional. One wishes Lutz had done as good a job fleshing out his main characters. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786016341
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
467,063
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.29(d)

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Fear the Night 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Lutz has written another tightly woven thriller which leaves the reader asking for more. In 'Fear the Night', retired detective Vincent Repetto is recruited to lead a team in the hunt for the Night Sniper, a serial killer, with targets determined by long buried revenge. Repetto's involvement is personal and his character is well-developed. Some interesting side stories add punch to the main theme. This is an exciting read, guaranteed to get your heart racing and keep you awake at night.
mrsfozzy More than 1 year ago
This author is great if you like a good mystery
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give it a three just because I found the killer, victims and homeless guy a lot more interesting than the main characters. They were basically pretty dull...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Night Sniper kills the Manhattan store owner making him the third victim. He taunts the police and demands that his only competition retired detective Vincent Repetto oppose him in a game of cat and mouse. Assistant Chief Lou Melbourne begs Lou to come out of retirement, but the former cop says no as he wants to spend time with his beloved wife Lora and their twenty year old daughter Amelia besides he left on disability with a collapsed lung from his last case................... The Night Sniper refuses to accept a no from Vin. To force Vin to participate he kills a friend Dal Bricker in front of Vin. Now the twenty year veteran comes out of retirement to take on a vicious serial killer who sees this as a superheavyweight contest between two champions with similar childhoods only Vin had his beloved aunts to save him............... Though the temperament of the Night Sniper is so similar to other serial killer novels, fans will feel the suspense that builds up until the final confrontation. The story line is action-packed with incidents that seem innocuous and everyday at first turning lethal when the killer acts. Readers will enjoy FEAR THE NIGHT while wondering whether the Night Sniper will kill those close to his opponent as part of his efforts to win his game of death............... Harriet Klausner
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The frt second and third result. *she says tears straming down her face as e thins of someone*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a small cave with a cool, sandy floor is the nursey. The entrance is covered with brambles to protect it from scorching sunlight, freezing snow and rain, and chilly breezes. This is were the furture warriors of Fearclan sleep, along with their mothers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ATTACK IN RESULT 1
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Comforts her" its ok. Its ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many places are you locked out of Scarpaw.