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  • Paperback: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Crimeline; Reprint edition (April 1 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553569414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553569414
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,504,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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He walked barefoot in the dark across the clipped, dampish lawn, the muggy breeze from the Gulf of Mexico fifty yards away gently tugging at the legs of his silk pajamas which he had rolled to mid calf. Read the first page
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Format: Paperback
Now that I am finished with this novel and have moved on to my next read, I am having a hard time remembering much about David Lindsey's "An Absence of Light". Being a big fan of concise writing styles, such as Michael Crichton and Greg Iles, I found Lindsey's overly descriptive style distracting, particularly since the prose was often irrelevant to the action. If you are a fan of very wordy authors, I would direct you to someone like a Pat Conroy (of Prince of Tides fame), who despite being extremely descriptive and downright wordy, does it extremely well.
I wouldn't describe it as a bad book or a horrible read, just an extremely ambivalent one.
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By A Customer on Nov. 9 2000
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I enbjoyed this book and felt it stimulating! I was very moved by the authors work! It rates up there as agood one....almost as good as "Going Too Far", by that great up and coming author Steven Gardner
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By A Customer on June 26 1998
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Reading this book reminds me of my childhood dreams in Ireland.
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No absense of thrills and suspense Jan. 3 1998
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Format: Audio Cassette
Marcus Graver has his hands full from the very beginning in this international intrigue thriller. Exceptionally well written. You buy into the day by day action and worries of our detective Graver. Very readable and almost impossible to put down. Buy it, read it, enjoy!!
Spy Crime Literature April 17 2014
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David Lindsey is at his literary best, with his command of all the basics (plot, dialog, character development, etc.) but with that added touch of true high level literary talent.
An Excellent Story Sept. 18 2013
By Guy Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent story, well written with a strong plot. The protagonist, Marcus Graver, is fully developed and totally believable. The twist ending was a bit predictable, but the build-up to the final scenes was well crafted. The workings of a big city police force are clear, and the paranoia associated with the discovery of criminal activities within their ranks definately adds a dimension to the minor characters.
like all david lindsey books..... Feb. 8 2013
By Nicholas Blagowidow - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a decent thriller , at this point i don't have a favorite
maybe not a household name in the thriller genre , but should be
Lindsey Light May 2 2005
By Shannon Deason - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is classic Lindsey, it's fast paced and a taunt thriller. I am a huge fan of his work and even though, I would not say this is his best work, it is still better than the best work of Cornwell or Connelly. David Lindsey is a master of the thriller, I know of no writer today who can pace a thriller better than Lindsey, I can assure you that if you read this book you will want to read all his other books, he is consistantly good, which is notable for a writer of thrillers. I have read all of his books and periodically go back and reread them. I enjoy most of Patrica Cornwell's Scarpetta books and I like Grisham and Connelly, but Lindsey is in another league altogether. If you love the thriller and relish great writing then you will not be disappointed in this book. Though I recommend all of Mr. Lindsey's books, my favorites are A Cold Mind, Mercy, Requiem for a Glass Heart, In the Lake of the Moon, and Face of the Assassin.

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