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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (946 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Rice Narrator: Frederick Weller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780743571739
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John Houck became a Marine to become a hero. But his life changed when he failed to notice an explosive device that ended up maiming the captain of his Force Recon Company, a respected Marine who nearly sacrificed himself to save John's life. Home from Iraq, John pays a visit to his former captain, only to discover the captain has been gruesomely murdered. John pursues a strange man he sees running from the scene, but he discovers that Alex Martin is not the murderer. Alex is, in fact, the former captain's secret male lover and the killer's intended next victim. When it becomes clear that local law enforcement has direct connections to the murder itself, John realizes that to repay his debt of honor, he must teach Alex Martin how to protect himself, even to kill.

Blind Fall is a startling psychological thriller, a story of honor and integrity, of turning failure into victory -- and a stunning departure for three-time New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice: the story of two men who must unite to avenge the death of the man they both loved -- one as a brother-in-arms, one as a lover.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The name Rice is synonymous with seamless and sensitive prose, and Christopher lives up to that name…A timely and compelling story, with shadings and ambiguities that demonstrate Chris’s maturity as a writer.”

    Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Blind Fall is a tale of heroism and cowardice, a yearning search for redemption and acceptance, and a haunting portrayal of characters, both gay and straight. Christopher Rice writes with a sharp eye and a full heart.”

    T. Jefferson Parker, author of Storm Runners and The Fallen 

  • “Christopher Rice is a phenomenal writer, and Blind Fall is exquisite proof of that fact. He brings unforgettable characters and unrelenting suspense together in a powerful story that will stay with you long after you've closed the back cover. This is the thriller at its best.”

    Jan Burke, author of Kidnapped and Bloodlines 

  • “Christopher Rice has written a high-style, high-speed thriller with a furious rhythm and pace that will satisfy his legion of fans and find him plenty of new ones.”

    Mark Childress, author of One Mississippi and Crazy in Alabama

  • “Rice keeps the reader turning pages at every step of the way. He manages to combine a complex, fast-moving plot with a tale of forgiveness and redemption, in an examination of the many facets of relationships between men—whether they are loving, violent, fearful or redemptive.”

    New Orleans Times Picayune 

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " Awful book. I'm sorry I stuck with it until the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curt | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoy his writing. It's nothing spectacular and sometimes predictable but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duane Simolke | 2/15/2014

    " An exciting novel! This is the first book I've read from Christopher Rice. It draws conflicts from circles of people that co-exist in San Diego. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian De | 2/11/2014

    " This book kept me intrigued. At one point I wanted to throw the book across the room in anger, and then other times I cried. The book was amazing. I've recommended this book to others and they had the same feeling. Amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Kovach | 2/10/2014

    " I love this book, it really is good. It isn't so much a mystery of who did what, but about relationships between people and forgiveness and acceptance. As I say with all his books, he is an amazing writer in my opinion, read it at least once! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ernie | 1/30/2014

    " Ugh! I've read Christopher Rice's novels from the beginning, and I have found them becoming stronger and stronger as he matures and gains more experience. However, this novel sort of took a step back for me. It was a suspenseful story and interesting and relevant subject matter, but I felt like the twists were predictable and the writing...well, not his best. I expected his novel to yet again take a step forward, but this one just sort of halted for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. D. Willd | 1/29/2014

    " Although I must confess, this is the first and only book by Christopher that I have read. Sadly, I cannot say that I loved this book...However, the story line was good, and the writing typical Rice... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jami | 12/20/2013

    " I don't know what I was expecting as Anne Rice's son, maybe a similar prose style. I didn't find that. The story didn't impress me either. I am not a fan of Christophre Rice's. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendi | 12/17/2013

    " crappy story surpassed by abysmal writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan Walling | 12/16/2013

    " This was my "discovery" book for this author. Now I need to see if he has written more since this one and take a look at his previous mysteries. He writes well. I don't know if they are all gay themed at this point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Gaulding | 12/12/2013

    " I have enjoyed Rice's other novels but I had a hard time withe this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alnora1227 | 12/8/2013

    " I have never once been disappointed by one of Chrispher Rice's works. His skill in weaving mystery with relevant gay and lesbian characters is very good and the story grabs one from the first page. Highly reccommended to all who want a suspenseful read at a good pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liras | 11/27/2013

    " Superb writing with a number of twists. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Davie Bennett | 7/29/2013

    " I'm moving this to my "Read" shelf, even though that is only a half-truth. I'm disappointed enough in this book to quit reading it now, 200 pages in. I stalled out a few weeks ago, renewed it from the library, and even paid a 10 cent fine for having it overdue for a day! I want my dime back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 6/9/2013

    " A light read that kept me engaged. The ending was a bit of a twist that completely caught me off guard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briita | 6/4/2013

    " Such a guilty pleasure. I usually don't like mysterys but he writes so well that I'm anxious read more books by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rasa | 5/11/2013

    " I liked the book but I found it wasn't as good as his earlier work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/20/2013

    " Another heart-breaking book by Christopher Rice. He managed to capture the turmoil of being gay as well as being a military man and all the hardships that come along with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 10/7/2012

    " I wasn't familiar with this author. Picked it when I was in a hurry to have something to listen to in the car. I think the author tried to cover too many moral issues, and did none of them well. Which means that the murder mystery was a bit too contrived for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Elsborg | 6/9/2012

    " I enjoyed it. Damaged characters were well drawn. The pace didn't flag. I hadn't seen the plot twist coming and I read it in one sitting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natali | 5/30/2012

    " This is not the kind of book I normally choose and I can't say I'll be rushing to read more of its kind. I am interviewing the author later this week, which is why I read it at all. Not my cup of tea but it was at least entertaining and a fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary | 8/1/2011

    " Can't exactly say I was happy with the content or the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 6/19/2011

    " I never really liked reading before I read this book. 'nuff said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. D. | 5/8/2011

    " Although I must confess, this is the first and only book by Christopher that I have read. Sadly, I cannot say that I loved this book...However, the story line was good, and the writing typical Rice... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan | 4/20/2011

    " This was my "discovery" book for this author. Now I need to see if he has written more since this one and take a look at his previous mysteries. He writes well. I don't know if they are all gay themed at this point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rich | 9/15/2010

    " Very strange book - plot in my opinion was weak and disjointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 8/12/2010

    " I love this book, it really is good. It isn't so much a mystery of who did what, but about relationships between people and forgiveness and acceptance. As I say with all his books, he is an amazing writer in my opinion, read it at least once! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 7/31/2010

    " Christopher Rice is an amazing writer. Admittedly, I picked up this book for $5 on the clearance table at Barnes & Noble, but its definitely worth a read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendi | 7/28/2010

    " crappy story surpassed by abysmal writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 7/21/2010

    " Ridiculous bullshit that makes too much of itself--in terms of plot and character and dialogue. But there is something about the writing that is appealing. I just can't put my finger on it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 7/12/2010

    " I enjoy Christopher Rice's books. This one was one of the best put together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/31/2010

    " Another heart-breaking book by Christopher Rice. He managed to capture the turmoil of being gay as well as being a military man and all the hardships that come along with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alnora1227 | 3/20/2010

    " I have never once been disappointed by one of Chrispher Rice's works. His skill in weaving mystery with relevant gay and lesbian characters is very good and the story grabs one from the first page. Highly reccommended to all who want a suspenseful read at a good pace. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice published his bestselling debut novel, A Density of Souls, when he was twenty-two. By thirty, Rice had published four New York Times bestsellers, received a Lambda Literary Award, and been declared one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” The son of legendary author Anne Rice, he has published short fiction in the anthologies Thriller and Los Angeles Noir. His writing has been featured in the Advocate, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and on Salon.com. With his friend and cohost Eric Shaw Quinn, Rice recently launched his own internet radio broadcast, The Dinner Party Show. He also recently served on the board of directors of the West Hollywood Library Fund, which helped to secure funds for a new state-of-the-art library in the heart of the city he now calls home.