Going Dark

Going Dark

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"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 non-violent 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award-winner James W. Hall a 'master of suspense' and this new high-stakes thriller 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 non-violent 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250005007
1250005000
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hall 2013
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 25 cm

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May 24, 2016

per reviewer on Amazon:
Going Dark" is the latest novel featuring James Hall's signature character Thorn. Despite his efforts to remain isolated in the wilds of Florida, maverick loner Thorn finds himself inextricably drawn into a plot with eco-terrorists to disable Florida's largest nuclear power plant at Turkey Point. After a confrontation with a shady character named Cameron Prince, Thorn investigates Prince, a member of a powerful Florida family located on their own island called Prince Key. Thorn accidentally discovers that Flynn Moss, a son he only recently discovered, is somehow tied in with Prince and a group of eco-terrorists.

Thorn seeks the group out in an effort to find out what his son is involved in and finds himself forced to participate in a plot to disable Southern Florida's nuclear power plant at Turkey Point to protect Flynn. Members of the Earth Liberation Front, ELF, have decided to make a public statement against nuclear power by disabling the plant.

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"When his recently-discovered son falls in with a group of environmental terrorists, Thorn must stop them before they target a nuclear power plant in Florida in the thirteenth suspense novel of the series following Dead Last." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41

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