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Night Shadow (Night Tales #2)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  1,669 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Fear casts a long shadow....


...a solitary figure shrouded in black walked the night, determined to awaken a terrified metropolis from the nightmare of crime. There was nothing -- no bullets, and certainly not legal technicalities -- that could deter the man they called Nemesis from his mission.

Deborah O'Roarke, an idealistic young prosecutor wagin
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments, #373, 250 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Silhouette (first published February 28th 1991)
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Yet another great NR work in the Night Tales series. Intense, dark, brooding, angsty, dramatic, and slightly paranormal. This last angle could've worked against the story, but it somehow made perfect sense, adding to the plot, instead of making it sound ridiculous and pretentious.

Loved the characters, especially the tension between Deborah and Gage. They had problems from the beginning, not everything about them and their relationship was black-and-white, and for us, lovers of the gray area, thi
Head in the clouds
This is reminiscent of a gritty film noir graphic novel, where the palettes are all in stark contrast - a lot of black and red and rooms filled with the wispy fog of cigars. Essentially, Nora Roberts does Batman - and it is sexy, dangerous and atmospheric- and I absolutely loved it.

นิยายเกามากแลว ยีสิบกวาปี ของนอรา ดองไวนานมากเพราะอานเลมแรกในชุดแลวเฉยๆ เพิงหยิบมาอาน อะ ปรากฏวาชอบมากกวาเลมแรกคะ ถึงแมจะเวอรสุดๆ ประมาณอินเดธ+แบทแมน แตมันเวอรดีอะ เลมนีอานแลวรูสึกราวกับไดอานโปรโตไทปของอีฟและโรค(ในชุดอินเดธเลยคะ) มีอะไรหลายอยางเหมือน นิสัย อาชีพ พฤติกรรม อะไรเลกๆ นอยๆ แตบวกความเปนซุปเปอรฮีโรเขาไปหนอย แปลกใจเหมือนกันเพราะจำไดวาเลมแรกไมมีกลินอายพารานอรมอลเลยนีนา
ชอบความหวาน แลวกเคมีระหวางพระนาง เรืองนีถาอานเมือยีสิบปีทีแลวคงจะไดคะแนนเตม แตหลังจากผานนิยายมาเยอะ ยอนไปอานงานเกามันเลยไ
Rachel Rogers
The character interactions were all real, the mystery subtle, but parts of this were hokey. The vigilante was pure Batman/Bruce Wayne (except this one could turn invisible. really!) Set in Urbana? Why not either use NYC or some other East Coast city but with fictional characters and history or create some other city name. This felt too batman-y and comic book. Felt campy.
Delia Binder
"I am Vengeance.
"I am Hot Masked Sex.
"I am - NEMESIS!"

Basically, Nora Roberts wanted to write BATMAN IN LOVE, only she didn't want to deal with Time-Warner over rights. So she created a superrich ex-cop masked vigilante of her own, Nemesis, who wears the Non-Union Canadian Equivalent of Will Eisner's The Spirit costume (trenchcoat, snap-brim hat, domino mask),

from Frank Miller's Mostly-Awful The Spirit Movie....
...and yes, that IS Stana Katic grinning in the backgroun
This book was kind of weird, with a hero who led a double life, as an ex-cop turned businessman and a super-hero of sorts, working at night in a mask protecting people and having the power of invisibility, then he meets ethical ADA Deborah( the sister of the heroine from Night Shift) and falls for her.
Deb believes in the law and feels the pull towards two men who turn out to be one and she doesn't know how to reconcile her job with the secrets the man she loves keeps.
The story moves too fast, w
Audible Audiobook. Audiobook just over seven hours long, narrated by Kate Rudd.

Gage = Lead male character = Charming, tall and handsome, ridiculously rich, Type A chauvinist.

Nemesis = Charming superman-vigilante, with a bizarre paranormal ability, who always seems to be in the Night Shadow ready to rescue a damsel is distress. He wears all black, including a mask (Spoooooky).

Deborah = Lead female character = Assistant District Attorney (the damsel in distress), career obsessed, beautiful, swoons

Night shadow is kind of like a follow-up from Night shift since the main character is Cilla O'Roarke's sister, Deborah. Deborah who has become a lawyer finds herself in the middle of a dilemma between what is wrong and what is right. She meets someone, Nemesis, a man from the shadows who is committed to protect the lives of those wandering in the night. Deborah is a bureaucratic lawyer so she believes everything must be done by the book, however when she meets Nemesis she begins to thing otherwi
Not too often I rate a NR book 1 star, but this one deserved it.

Think of it as a generic version of Batman/Bruce Wayne with the added convenience of invisibility. It even comes with a "bat cave" in Gage's house, a house which is very similar to that of Roarke's mansion in the "In Death" series.

The reviews had me skeptical and I now understand why, but, I wanted an update on Deborah's sister, Cilla, from the first installment of the series-which I actually liked. Once I got that info I basically
The second in the series is my least favorite by far. This one follows Cilla's sister Deb and her vigilance to protect the city as a public defender, but she's not the only one working to protect the city. Nemesis is a superhero type prowling the streets at night and protecting the innocent, and of course, one night, he saves Deborah. Of course, Nemesis has an alter ego and that's Gage Guthrie, a billionaire philanthropist who used to be a cop.

Deborah is torn between the two and finds herself f
Kristie (fabk)
I so didn't enjoy this book. Holy Batman/Spiderman rip off. The dark masked avenger Nemesis does what the police won't and with a personal Vendetta is keeping the streets safe. He rescues the seemingly helpless ADA when she is caught by a thug on the street and falls madly in love with her. He keeps showing up when she is in danger. Around the same time she meets the eccentric billionare. How does she chose?!?!?yadayadayada. Heard this one before haven't you?!? Oh and its set in what appears to ...more
Sonia Cristina
Se tinha gostado do livro anterior desta série, este então é qualquer coisa especial e chega às 5 estrelas. Quem diria, sendo um livro tão pequeno? Acreditem que ninguém fica mais surpreendido que eu! ;D ;D Sempre gostei de filmes de heróis como Super Homem, Homem Aranha e o incrível Batman, vingadores que, na sombra da noite, levam a sua justiça aos criminosos e saltam os inocentes das suas ameaças. E, claro, onde não falta a heroína que se apaixona pelo herói da noite e pelo homem que são dura ...more
Alicia Scully
This sequel to _Night Shift_ was just as fun as the first though this novel has an added paranormal element. Deborah is working on a tough case with the DA office and she's running into some questionable characters that aren't too happy with what she's uncovering. She finds herself in a difficult situation and is saved by Nemesis, the masked vigilante that goes against everything that she believes in. Regardless of their varying beliefs, they find themselves drawn to each other. To make matters ...more
Nandhini Sathyamurthy
This is the second book to the Night Series by Nora Roberts. Content-wise - I was slightly more satisfied compared to Night Shift! The story sets off in the slums and alleys of Urbana, with a very disciplined public defender Deb and the business-man-by-day, Superman-by-night Gage Guthrie playing the leads to this plot. Though their approach is different - their target is the one and same person who is a Drug trafficker. (Carlos Montega) The story line can be summarized to a war of Ethics over Su ...more
Do you want to read about an off-brand Batman, set in the fictional city of Urbana? Well, Roberts has got your back. But he's an invisible-by-will (never explained) Batman who has 1991 internet and can hack into whatever he wants!

This book is kind of amazing, especially as the sister's book, published the year before, is set in honest-to-god Denver. I really like to imagine this isn't Gotham, but sleepy college town Champaign-Urbana, IL, though!
Carine Gomes
A cada livro que leio, Nora Roberts me conquista um pouco mais!

A Série Noturna tem se mostrado uma verdadeira "delicia" de se ler.

Neste segundo volume, a história ganha ares de ficção científica, com um personagem digno de uma boa HQ's, uma heroína obstinada, muita ação e romance.. mistura perfeita!

Fica aqui mais uma dica de um livro incrível.
Liza Wiemer
Night Shadow (Book two in the series) was completely addicting. Is there anything that Nora Roberts can't write? I loved the superhero Nemesis and I loved the girl he fell in love with (Deborah). She's introduced in book 1, and is now a public defender in Urbana. Yup. Addicted. I'll be reading the entire series.
Joy Naitore
A romance story and Nora Roberts is one author I thought I will get enough of her writing in one book but I can't. I keep on going back to her even if I am not a romance freak. But she is awesome.
I read this because at the time I was in the mood for something involving superheros and of course, romance.

I got that all rolled into one in Nora Roberts novel.

I enjoyed it very much.
NR não desilude, se não retirarmos as histórias das datas em que foram escritas e recuarmos no tempo junto com elas continuam fantásticas.
Senti-me de novo nos anos 90 a ler um romance/policial com um toque de misticismo, com uma heroína a impor-se num mundo marcadamente ainda masculino.
Deborah O' Roarke uma bela promotora publica tem uma caso em mãos que a deixam numa alhada e na mirra de um peixe graúdo. E para ajudar ou complicar vê-se dividida entre Gage Guthrie um atraente multimilionário e Némesis um guardião da noite...

Este livro foi-me oferecido. Foi uma leitura simples e agradável. Contou com ação e romance.
Uma vez que foi originalmente escrito em 1991 foi estranho a falta de tecnologia entre eles um simples telemóvel, muitas vezes tive que recordar a mim mesma que a
Okay but dated. Also, awful cover. I saw a lot of Roarke in Gage Guthrie. Also reminiscent of Batman and Daredevil.
Personally, Slightly bored with the characters in the novel. Plot line was not too terrific either. Disappointed!
Karen Willett
Jan 12, 2015 Karen Willett rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Karen by: 20s and 30s
It is an early Nora Roberts and more formulaic than her later books. Still had enough twists and turns to keep me reading.
Short and sweet. A good read if you don't want to start a full relationship with a series or need a break from them!
Normal Nora Roberts: thriller, crime and a touch of the supernatural. Easy couple of hours read.
♥ Nell ♥
A good story and romance. The ending was a bit abrupt.
Jun 06, 2015 Kim added it
I do not understand why this story had to dip into fantasy (which of Nora Roberts I usually love) when the other 3 stories in the series were basically grounded in reality.
First read: at publication
Reread: November 2014
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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