The New York Times
Book Review calls Edgar Award–winning author James W. Hall a “master of
suspense” and his 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. This ELF group has concocted a nonviolent
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.
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