Nightfall

Nightfall

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by Stephen Leather
     
 

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“You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale.”

These are the words that ended Jack Nightingale's career as a police negotiator. Now a struggling private detective, the chilling words return with a vengeance when Jack inherits a mansion with a priceless library—and a terrifying warning from a man who claims to be his father.
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“You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale.”

These are the words that ended Jack Nightingale's career as a police negotiator. Now a struggling private detective, the chilling words return with a vengeance when Jack inherits a mansion with a priceless library—and a terrifying warning from a man who claims to be his father.
Nightingale quickly learns his soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday, which is just three short weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow. He doesn't believe in Hell and probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And if he doesn't find a way out, he'll be damned for eternity.

Dripping with brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit, United Kingdom thriller master Stephen Leather’s first book in The Nightingale Series is a riveting, heart-stopping mystery with extraordinary range and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612182292
Publisher:
47North
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Nightingale Series, #1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. He was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. The Stretch and The Bombmaker were filmed by Sky One. You can find out more from his website, www.stephenleather.com.

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Nightfall 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
madieraman More than 1 year ago
Good book with enough mystery to keep you interested. Fast read. 
Kultain More than 1 year ago
What a chunk of crap. Badly overwritten with thin characters and such a generic occult mythology that I wonder if the author did any research at all. In a world where Harry Dresden and Feilx Castor do the "guy in a coat that solves supernatural crimes" so much better than the lamely named "Jack Nightingale"--it makes you wonder what this publisher was thinking. You might enjoy this book if the phrase "devil worshipper" doesn't make you roll your eyes or snort. Someone, please, please get Stepehn Leather an editor. I have no need to hear coffee made and a car referenced by brand as many times as this guy does. The fact that his antagonist is a to the letter clone of Gaiman's character Death, and speaks as if she came right out of a fundamentalist Christian pamphlet on the dangers of role playing games. I'm listening to the last chapter of this on audiobook as I type this and dear God, I want to cry. This is utter crap.
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miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
This is the absolute best Stephen Leather book to date. It grabs you by the throat right from the beginning and keeps you bolted to your seat with heart-pounding excitement right to the very end. If you weren't a die-hard Stephen Leather fan before, this book (the first of a trilogy) will make you one.