Since 1889, mysterious lights have appeared outside Rostov, a remote
Texas town. Now police officer Dan Page follows the trail of his missing
wife from New Mexico to Texas and discovers that she and hundreds of
spectators have become enraptured by the lights. To save his wife, Page
must confront the mystery of the lights and the conspiracy that
The unexplained real-life phenomenon of the Marfa, Tex., lights in the sky provides the inspiration for this patchwork thriller from bestseller Morrell (First Blood), who plays with possible theories to account for the mysterious lights-the shimmer of the title-as well as the various reactions people have had to them since as far back as WWI. When Tori Page, wife of Santa Fe cop Dan Page, unexpectedly turns up in the small west Texas town of Rostov, the book's stand-in for Marfa, Dan flies to Rostov, where he winds up trying to understand the lights' powerful effects. Some can't see the lights, some feel they can produce miracles and some viewers turn homicidal. Still others hope to harness the power of the lights for military uses. A massacre, secret government installations and experiments and Page's investigative efforts fail to coalesce into the kind of riveting suspense that has been Morrell's hallmark. 10-city author tour. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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September 15, 2011
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