The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 104 x 174 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed of Large Print ed
  • 0753164035
  • 9780753164037

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Sheldon has long been a writer of total professionalism and expertise, who has refined and deepened the craft of the popular novel with such books as The Naked Face and Bloodline. Happily, he does not attempt to import elements of the literary novel, but remains content to provide popular entertainment of a higher order. This novel carefully marshals all the elements that are familiar from the rest of his work: the pursuit of power, over-reaching greed, corruption and (of course) the erotic, the lack of which in a Sheldon novel would make us feel cheated. Another element in the Sheldon mix is usually a strongly motivated female character, and this book has Dana Evans, a TV anchorwoman from Washington DC. Dana is 27 and strikingly beautiful. Growing up as an army brat (the daughter of a colonel who travels from base to base), she has made her mark covering the War in Yugoslavia, and people the world over see her broadcasting in the middle of a battle and risking her life to bring home the truth. But she finds life just as dangerous closer to home, when she becomes convinced that a savage series of killings are linked. Her attempts to prove this leads to the kind of globe-trotting that was previously her professional life but, as she gets closer to the dark secret, the tables are turned and she becomes the prey rather than the hunter. Although not always perceived as such, Sheldon is essentially a thriller writer, and his skill carries the reader effortlessly along in this diverting book. (Kirkus UK)show more

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