The Dark Hour

The Dark Hour

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by Robin Burcell
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author James Rollins called Robin Burcell's The Bone Chamber "a masterwork of historical intrigue and cutting-edge forensic science." Now forensic-artist-turned-award-winning author Robin Burcell brings you the next powerhouse international thriller featuring FBI agent and forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick.

In The Dark

Overview

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins called Robin Burcell's The Bone Chamber "a masterwork of historical intrigue and cutting-edge forensic science." Now forensic-artist-turned-award-winning author Robin Burcell brings you the next powerhouse international thriller featuring FBI agent and forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick.

In The Dark Hour, Fitzpatrick is on the trail of a covert government agent's missing wife who is presumed dead—until evidence places her behind the enemy lines of lethal bioweapons organization. A globe-trotting rollercoaster ride of intrigue and adventure, The Dark Hour delivers on Burcell's knack for suspenseful, page-turning plots and compelling action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062133472
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
Sydney Fitzpatrick Series, #3
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
783,135
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Burcell is an FBI-trained forensic artist who has worked in law enforcement for over two decades as a police officer, detective, and hostage negotiator. A two-time Anthony Award winner, she is the author of four Sydney Fitzpatrick novels—The Black List, The Dark Hour, The Bone Chamber, and Face of a Killer—as well as four novels featuring SFPD homicide detective Kate Gillespie: Every Move She Makes, Fatal Truth, Deadly Legacy, and Cold Case.

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The Dark Hour 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hard to get into but once you do you can't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
stayed up late so I could finish reading worth losing sleep
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
Initially, in this book by Robin Burcell, it seems that the worst-case scenario in the storyline will be treachery of the marital and political kind. But that’s only the tip of a much more sinister iceberg, and the tale that unfolds touches on such divers themes as a world-wide terror conspiracy, bioweapons, automated submarine drones, a Vatican spy, and even the lost kingdom of Atlantis. Also initially, this reader needed a healthy suspension of disbelief, a reaction I often have to thrillers, I must admit. But it isn’t long before the author’s skill in writing well-drawn characters that the reader comes to care about, and creating a taut action-packed plot, had me turning pages faster and faster right up to the exciting, nerve-tingling denouement. In today’s world, perhaps more than ever before, the threat of bioweapons is a very real one, and here the powers that be aren’t even sure who the culprits are, that enigma continuing through most of the novel. The action takes place in various parts of the world, including the Cayman Islands, Washington. D.C., Paris, Switzerland, Brazil, Amsterdam, and San Francisco. The protagonists are Sydney Fitzpatrick, female FBI Special Agent and forensic artist, and Zachary Griffin, covert government operative, still grieving for his wife, a CIA agent believed to have died in an explosion two years ago. After the murder of a U.S. Senator, and with evidence that there is much more involved, a whole alphabet of government agencies become involved, e.g., FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA, and the possibly fictional ATLAS (Alliance for Threat Level Assessment and Security) and FCI (Foreign Counterintelligence Squad), NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center) et al. This was only the second book by Ms. Burcell that I’ve read, but I can’t wait for the next one in the series, which, luckily enough, I have in my possession: “The Black List,” which came out in December, 2012, to which I greatly look forward. The book is, obviously, recommended.
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