Tuesday, March 14, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle Review for Phil Donlay's SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT!

We rated this book: Five Stars

Seconds to Midnight is the seventh book in the Donovan Nash series written by Philip Donlay. The book’s protagonist, Donovan Nash, is on an Eco-Watch flight studying a solar flare above Northern Canada, when all of the sudden a Boeing passenger jet appears out of nowhere and almost hits the Eco-Watch plane. Nash and his crew manage to recover; however, the Boeing doesn’t and crashes into a lake. Stepping into rescuer mode, Nash’s crew turn the plane around and rush to the crash site. They see a sole survivor, a young woman, stagger onto the ice. When they reach her, she whispers, “Don’t tell anyone or they will kill everybody” and blacks out. What follows is a high-stakes game of cat and mouse as Nash tries to figure it all out.

Like his previous thrillers, Donlay’s Seconds to Midnight is impossible to put down. The action starts from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very end. The plot is wild and unpredictable and leaves you wondering what would happen next. Fortunately, it all comes to a satisfying conclusion at the end with all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed. In addition, the characters are quite developed and multifaceted.

I would recommend Seconds to Midnight to anybody who enjoys fast-paced thrillers.

Reviewed By: Michael Shulman

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