“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... show more
“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.
Publish date: March 20th 2012
Pages no: 430
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Nightingale (#1)
This author needs to work on pacing - too many pointless conversations and scenes. There was one with a priest that comes immediately to mind. And 50% of what Jenny says is "You don't really believe this, Jack?" But...I am moving on to book two, so it's enough to keep my interest and wondering wh...
Leather has brisk pacing, and each chapter is only as long as it needs to be. Jack Nightingale is not atypical of many other troubled and devil-may-care PIs in the genre, but he is not without charm, and an easy character to follow in his crime-solving ventures. Nightfall is the first in a series of...
http://stephenleather.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/ugly-face-of-british-policing.htmlQuote from author: "One thing I have never been able to understand is why an organisation like the National Black Police Association is allowed to exist. It is by its very nature racist - hoping to promote the interests o...
An interesting, dark, and well developed story. While there are religious aspects, and themes it doesn't feel preachy or morally simplistic. I look forward to reading more of this series.