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Dark of Night

By: Barbara Nickless
Narrated by: Timothy Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

A recent murder is ancient history in a breathtaking novel about a sacred lost treasure and poisonous retribution by the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of At First Light.

What an exotic way to die in Chicago.

When esteemed historian Elizabeth Lawrence is found in her car, killed by a cobra’s bite, only a brilliant professor of semiotics, Dr. Evan Wilding, can see the signs around her strange death. As he helps homicide detective Addie Bisset decipher the scene, the puzzles left behind offer Evan chilling passage into the mind of a killer.

Evan’s investigation merges with that of an Israeli agent, who claims Elizabeth was close to acquiring an invaluable artifact. She was also drawing the attention of unsavory treasure hunters, forgers, and thieves. Was someone desperate to expose the truth of Elizabeth’s astonishing discovery?

The deeper Evan and Addie delve into the case, the darker it gets. A murderer’s archaic crimes are just the beginning. In a race where there can be only one winner, the final victim might be Evan.

©2022 Barbara Nickless (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Nickless’ character-driven mystery unfolds on a panoramic scale…Engrossing bits of scholarship tucked into a nifty procedural with amiable sleuths.”Kirkus Reviews

“Evan and his immediate circle fascinate…Fans of religious thrillers will have fun.”Publishers Weekly 

“Captivating, compelling, and completely intriguing! Sherlock Holmes meets The Da Vinci Code in this brilliantly written and seamlessly researched adventure, where clues from the ancient past propel contemporary global intrigue. This is an immersive and atmospheric thriller, with an unforgettable main character, and I could not put it down.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

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In the Dark

If you are interested in Biblical history, International intrigue, Dr. Wildings unconventional life style and friends and murder mysteries, you will love this one! Highly recommend ❤ 5 Stars

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Intelligent. Well-researched. 4.5 stars

This book is as educational as it is entertaining. Great characters, and an intricate plot. Stands alone, but best read in sequence (read book one first). I found the "rationale" for rejecting Evan strange and unnecessary. Excellent Narration.

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This is One Convoluted Tale!

This novel has more blind corners than the famed NC/TN highway known as the Tail of the Dragon. Every time I thought I had this proverbial snake by the tail, I was absolutely wrong. But then, that's part of the charm of a novel featuring Dr. Evan Wilding. Since reading the first book that featured this unique character, I've been hooked. He's definitely not the average brilliant specialist who steps in to help law enforcement on enigmatic cases. Dr. Wilding excels at many things yet has a charismatic charm that makes him exceedingly likable.

The author has created not only multi-faceted characters but a tightly woven storyline as well. The pacing is perfect, never allowing the reader a moment of peace before plunging us headfirst into the next shocking segment. Fans of suspense and thriller reads, as well as police procedurals, will find this to be an enjoyable novel that is well-balanced between storyline and characters.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

I thoroughly enjoyed Dark of Night as much as I enjoyed the first in the series, At First Light. Timothy Campbell does a great job with the narration. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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I enjoyed the first book in this series, so pre ordered this edition and was very much looking forward to it. While I like the subject matter and the leading characters, somehow it came across as boring. It was difficult to care about the outcome. I will give the next book a chance, hope it is better.

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To complicated

You need a score card to keep track of all the characters. The plot is very complicated.