Going Dark

By James W. Hall
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9781250005007, 294pp.)

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

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"The New York Times""Book Review" calls Edgar Award-winner James W. Hall a "master of suspense" and this new high-stakes thriller "Going Dark "shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound son


Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a ""by any means necessary"" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat.
Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state of Florida. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down-nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind-to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima.


With a growing sense of dread about the group's true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped. Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization. There is only one way to save his son's life. He must join with the eco-terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission.




About the Author
James W. Hall travels between his homes in south Florida and North Carolina. For the last 29 years, he has taught literature and creative writing at Florida International University, where his students have included Dennis Lehane, Barbara Parker, and Vicki Hendricks. After publishing four books of poetry and several works of short fiction in such magazines as the Georgia Review and Kenyon Review, Hall began writing crime novels in 1986 with Under Cover of Daylight.


NPR
Monday, Dec 9, 2013

Alan Cheuse reviews Going Dark, the latest book by Edgar Award-winning suspense author James Hall. Cheuse says Hall is one of the greatest genre writers working today. More at NPR.org

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