Read reviews of F.J. Chase, Darkness Under Heaven in Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books. Chase, Darkness Under Heaven with other Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books book reviews online at Review Centre. Chase is a pen name for former Marine officer turned author William Christie, who wrote The Warriors of God, Mercy Mission, Threat Level, The Enemy Inside and The Blood We Shed: A Novel of Marine Combat. If you haven't read any of Mr. Christie's other works, I highly recommend them. YOUR MONEY'S WORTH A STUDY IN THE WASTE OF THE CONSMER'S DOLLAR by Chase, Stuart and Schlink, F.J. And a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Darkness Under Heaven, by F. Chase ($7.99) This is a movie in book form. That is to say, there is no actual movie, but the book is eighty percent dialogue and twenty percent short, declarative sentences with not much style, and it begs to be turned into an action movie.
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“Darkness Under Heaven ”
Written on: 29/03/2009 by Harriet Klausner (18637 reviews written)
Darkness Under Heaven
Mira, May 2009, $7.99
Concerned for the safety of foreign VIP visitors attending a conference in China, the government hires American security expert Peter Avakian to provide personal security to the international attendees. At the same time, the U.S. government hires Avakian and physician Dr. Judy Rose, who has become an espionage agent, to help obtain the release of an American gymnast incarnated in Beijing on the charge of shoplifting… Read Full Review
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“Heroism Is Having To Do Something Drastic to Keep From Getting Killed”
That’s what security consultant Pete Avakian tells his dinner date, Dr. Judy Rose, on a night out in Beijing. Little does he know that his words are about to be illustrated in graphic detail.
Just as they are getting to know each other, chaos erupts in the streets. China has launched missiles at Taiwan; a long history of tension has given way to war. Suddenly Pete and Judy are confronted by hostile youths, and an act of self defense puts them on the run from the authorities in a country crazed by war.
Pursued by the Chinese police, the Americans race toward the Chinese border. Their only chance of survival is to work together to escape a country gone mad…even if that means taking drastic action.
From Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
“Chase’s suspenseful debut simmers with a gripping view of present-day China and the terrors it can hold for foreigners. The Chinese government hires U.S. security consultant Peter Avakian to provide security for an upcoming conference for international advisers. When the Taiwanese president is gunned down, chaos erupts, and Avakian is forced to kill three Chinese soldiers who attack him. Dr. Rose proves to be a stalwart character, immersing herself in the game of espionage as she and Avakian attempt to flee Beijing undetected. Chase’s clear, succinct style is well suited to the swift pace, and quirky, brilliant Avakian will easily entice fans to follow his future adventures.” (March 2, 2009)
2010 Edgar Awards
Darkness Under Heaven was nominated for the 2010 Edgar Awards. The Edgar Awards, presented by The Mystery Writers of America, are one of the highest honors in mystery fiction and reflect some of the very best work in the mystery field.
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2010 International Thriller Writers Awards
Darkness Under Heaven was nominated for the 2010 International Thriller Writers Awards. One of the world’s most prestigious awards for thriller fiction.
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