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The Shimmer

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by David Morrell

The unexplained real-life phenomenon of the Marfa, Tex., lights in the sky provides the inspiration for this patchwork thriller from bestseller Morrell (First Blood), who plays with possible theories to account for the mysterious lights—the shimmer … see full wiki

Author: David Morrell
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Vanguard Press
3 reviews about The Shimmer
review by . October 20, 2010
I'll take a cue from Morrell's style and get right down to it: The Shimmer is one of the best thrillers I've read recently.      The story is a complicated one, spanning generations and peopled with many characters. Despite this, Morrell handles it all with what looks like natural ease, transitioning from the present-day to the past and back again, from one character to the next, moving the ball forward at a steady pace. As the story begins, we get to know a policeman …
review by . September 23, 2009
Dan Page is having a bad day. Flying the small airplane he inherited from his father usually provides him with an escape from the pressures of being a Santa Fe policeman, but today Page finds himself involved in one of those high speed chases the news people so much love to follow while pretending they are not hoping for a chase-ending crash of some sort. This one does end in a crash and, despite having done everything correctly, Page cannot help but feel a bit guilty about his role in the chase …
review by . June 21, 2009
I have read some of David's Morrell's previous books and I have to say that The Shimmer is quite different from what he has written previously.    In The Shimmer, we meet our main character Dan Page - as the storyline opens, he is in a high-speed car chase that goes very wrong and he ends up witnessing the car he was chasing colliding with a gas tanker - which, in turn, explodes killing the people involved. Fraught with guilt Page goes home, only to discover that his wife is …
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