Darkness Descends

Darkness Descends

by Scott Frank


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A beautiful high school senior is brutally beaten, raped and left for dead. Track star Chris Walker was spotted by one of the assailants as he witnessed the assault. While Chris grapples with his innermost thoughts on what to do, the city's mayor is kidnapped, launching Chris into action where he comes to grips with who he is and what he stands for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591131281
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 05/02/2002
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Scott Frank was born, and still is, Scott D. Welch, and took advice from a fellow wordsmith by adopting a pseudonym that was closer to the beginning of the alphabet. Darkness Descends is Scott’s first novel.

He has had published or printed close to one million words under this pen name, three others as well as his real name, including a novel, short stories, poetry, song lyrics, ad and promotional copy, news articles, feature stories, brochures, webcopy, white papers and more.

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Darkness Descends 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picked this up on a whim browsing B&N as Scott Frank (the author's pseudonym) is also the name of a great screenwriter. Anyway, this was a nice read, especially from a first timer. Reads like it was being written for the big screen. Lots of good dialogue, which I like. Got inside the minds of the characters through that dialogue, combined with the author's descriptions and settings. Think you'd enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend loaned me this book. Though not a long work, the author keeps one turning pages until at least you reach the not fully foregone conclusion. The main characters emotions can be felt through the words and the visual descriptions were pretty good, especially considering this was a first novel by Frank. Anyway, I decided, after I gave my friend back his copy, to buy my onwn on line so I could have it for my library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was more than pleased with Darkness Descends. For a first novel, the author has a strong grasp of characters and plot. I await his next work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the comments that Cussler made on Scott Frank's website, bought and read the book and do agree with him. Cussler said it was 'a real spellbinder with a multitude of twists and turns through a labyrinth of intrigue.' Sure enough. Do yourself a favor and grab this one and read it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read many mysteries but this one intrigued me because of where it took place..I'm quite familiar with the locale. I read it on an airplane from the East Coast to the West and found that I HAD to get to the end of the story before I landed. I definitely enjoyed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was swept away into their world; in particular the hero, Chris Walker, and what he went through in trying to figure out what to do after what he saw (gotcha). Chris witnessed (sort of...I better not say) a brutal crime and as he can't do anything (and was almost...) he spends some time struggling with what to do. What he ends up doing is believable and how he does it is worthy of some of the best mystery/crime writers around. You'll enjoy this fast and enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Darkness Descends is a really good read. It flows well and I could empathize and symphatize with the characters; feel their moods, the joys and frustrations. The dialog reminds me of Robert B. Parker and perhaps Elmore Leonard (though there is not as much humor as in Leonard's). When I got to the last 70 pages or so, I found I had to keep reading till the end. All in all, very enjoyable and entertaining.