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Fear The Night by John Lutz

Fear The Night

by John Lutz

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This book was a disappointment to me, but don't let that stop you if you like this sort of writing. The story was decent but predictable. While I enjoyed listening to it on CD, many things about the writing gave me pause, interupting the flow of the story. It's extremely cliched in every way. Every female is beautiful and described physically in detail. Come on. LAPD? Full of gorgeous women?

This isn't a book for more sophisticated tastes. There are enough awkward adjectives for the reader to take notice. The author does too much telling and warning, leaving nothing to the imagination or not giving the reader credit for ability to deduce. Even a 5th grader could deduce things the author seemed compelled to point out. Some of the conversations simply aren't realistic.

There's more but enough said. The points are for the story only, not the way it's told. There's no mystery here. ( )
  Rascalstar | Jan 21, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786016345, Mass Market Paperback)

He comes out when the sun goes down. He delivers death from the barrel of a rifle. He's made New York City his shooting gallery. Men and women, natives and tourists, young and old, have all been his victims. The press has named him The Night Sniper. He taunts those who would try to stop him, threatening to increase the body count unless legendary retired homicide detective Vin Repetto is willing to engage him in a lethal game of cat and mouse. Repetto paid his dues. Over twenty years on the force, obtaining a captain's rank, and injured in the line of duty, he's earned his retirement. Yet, he can't help feeling responsible for the lives The Night Sniper has taken, and will continue to take if his challenge remains unanswered. The decision is snatched from his hands when the next victim is murdered right before Repetto's eyes. Now, the game is truly set to begin, but The Night Sniper doesn't realize that they're playing by Repetto's rules...

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A sniper's bullet kills a lowly theater district shop owner. It's the first of several killings in what becomes a twisted cat-and-mouse game between the "Night Sniper," so-called because he only strikes after sunset, and retired New York detective Vincent Repetto.… (more)

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