Author(s): Stephen Leather
Series: Nightingale Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: BN1248
Released: Mar 20, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455866410
Narrator/s: Ralph Lister
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack's career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack's soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday just weeks away. It's a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn't believe in hell (heaven, either). But when people close to him start to die, he is forced to consider that real evil may be at work, and if he doesn't find a way out, he'll be damned to hell for eternity. Brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit fill the pages of Nightfall, the first installment of Stephen Leather's mesmerizing trilogy. "Authentic...tersely written...exciting stuff with plenty of heart-palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue..." - Daily Mail "Leather is in the top rank of thriller writers." - Jack Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

Professional reviews

"Ralph Lister takes full advantage of his British accent as he guides listeners through Stephen Leather's first installment of the Jack Nightingale trilogy. The narration of this supernatural thriller is excellent. Lister creates a rich backdrop of suspense with a diverse cast, including a sibilant demon, a noir-style private eye, and the stereotypical breathy blonde. The story contains some of the elements found in a classic English mystery, with an occult twist. The protagonist discovers that his father made a deal with the devil, promising Jack's soul as payment. Lister powerfully builds the tension to the climax, leaving listeners with the hope that he will return as narrator for the rest of the trilogy. P.S.F. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"