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Blind Fall Paperback – 17 Feb 2009

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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (17 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743294009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743294003
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,113,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Part mystery and part story of remorse, redemption and forgiveness, Blind Fall stretches from the battlefields of Iraq to the working class trailer parks of the Southern Californian Inland Empire, and in the process moves into the dark recesses of murder, blackmail, and the trenchant homophobia that exists in the American military.

Although growing up in less than salubrious conditions, twenty-something John Houck prides himself on the fact that he's become an honorable and trust-worthy Marine. John's hero and mentor in this journey has been Captain "Lightning" Mike Bowers of the respected Force Recon Company. It is in Iraq, caught in the blinding flash of IED, that Mike unceremoniously saves John's life with Mike taking the full brunt of the attack.

The incident permanently cements their friendship, but in the aftermath, Bowers has lost an eye, his body permanently scarred after all the mayhem and chaos that has been bought before them. In the end, it is always Lightning Mike who had reached out to John like something close to a brother, who has seen a guy hanging on the periphery, and doubting their mission, had brought his friend into the fold.

Barely an hour before they had left on their mission, John had read an email informing him that his younger brother Dean had suddenly committed suicide, an email written by Patsy, his older sister whom he had not spoken to in ten years. And as John tries to cope, both incidents - Mike's injuries and Dean's death - echo throughout his mind collecting grit and blood, adding to all of the loss around him.

It isn't until John is back home in Devore that he realizes that Mike had acted like a man with no interest in seeing him again.
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The book is a good read, it is well paced with poetic detail for which I have always loved Christopher Rice. It is not his best book, I didn't find the same magic between me and the characters as I have done in the past and there was a lacking of chemistry between the characters in the book. I did enjoy it, just not as much as his others. There is usually a dark, brooding quality to his books that this one seems to lack.
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They say it is a thriller in spite of the fact that we know all along the crimes and the criminals. Far from being that it is a trip into recognition. A marine is saved by his captain in Iraq for a reason we do not know at first except the cliché that a marine helps his fellow marine as if he were his own brother. And that is just the point. John, the marine saved by his captain, has an account to deal with and settle with his own brother, his real brother who just committed suicide. The whole novel is an epiphany trip. John has to accept he knew nothing about his brother, or rather that he only knew what he wanted to know which had nothing to do with reality. John has to admit he became a marine to escape that truth he could not face. But he also has to face the reality of his captain who was gay all along and hid it and assumed it till he was sordidly assassinated by some local deputy sheriff or something like that with a uniform that is more a Hollywood disguise than a sign of courage and righteousness. Then John has to discover the mission life has given him, his captain in and through his brutal death has entrusted him with, and he has to pay his respects to the missing body of this captain of his, to his dead brother, to his life in general he has to reintegrate after having fled from it in fear and even panic. And that is the real epiphany: he has to learn to accept a kiss on his forehead from the lover of his dead captain just before that lover is reunited in respect with the mangled body of the captain, his lover too. The book as for that is poignant and probably very realistic and cruel with the bigot society that oppresses us in all possible ways, even when we are not conscious of it. The book is yet a lot more interesting and deep than that.Read more ›
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Christopher Rice's writing improves with each book, and this is without doubt his best. There are cleverly thought-out twists & turns & the unexpected. I have enjoyed all his books,and each time you are awaiting the next work.
He is known as the "The son of famous author Anne Rice" It will soon be time that it is "Anne Rice, mother of the famous author Christopher Rice" Keep up the good work Christopher.
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