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Flying to the Light by Elyse Salpeter
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Mar 08, 12

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FLYING TO THE LIGHT
A Gripping paranormal thriller
By Elyse Salpeter

A well written paranormal thriller about a boy with a special gift…

Publisher’s Book Description

"How far can you run, until you just can’t run anymore? Seventeen year old Michael Anderson and his kid brother, Danny, find themselves in mortal danger after their parents are kidnapped. Michael discovers Danny has a special gift—he knows what happens after a person dies—and now others want to know too. The brothers must outwit and outrun Samuel Herrington, a lethal biophysicist, the FBI, and even fellow Americans in a harrowing cross-country chase, because whoever gets to Danny first will have the power to rule the world."

The book description provides an excellent synopsis. What it cannot do is set the tone of the author who communicates it so effectively. We see most of the events unfolding through the eyes of almost seventeen year old Michael who takes his six year old brother under his wing after their parents are kidnapped by agents of Samuel Herrington.

Samuel Herrington, the antagonist, is as despicable as the boys are likeable. There is nothing he won't do to learn Danny's secret. Mr. Herrington seems to have near limitless power, a power he uses relentlessly. He planned the kidnapping of Michael and Danny's parents and to grab Danny at the same night. Had it not been for Michael's resourcefulness, he might have been successful.

For Michael and Danny, life as they know it is unraveling. The second paragraph of Chapter 1 sets the stage:

"Michael was so terrified he couldn’t breathe. His safe, little world had shifted out of its comfortable orbit the moment his parents were kidnapped, propelling him to places he never dreamed imaginable. Suddenly, there was horror everywhere and nothing was what it appeared to be. How could life go so terribly wrong in just a few hours? He had had no time to think. He couldn’t plan, but just reacted to what was happening. A storm, more volatile and dangerous than a level five tornado had turned his world inside out and all he could do was attack it head-on, swallowing his fear and living strictly on the adrenaline pumping furiously throughout his body, hoping against hope his luck wouldn’t run out."
Salpeter, Elyse (2011-11-10). Flying to the Light (Kindle Locations 51-56). Cool Well Press, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Michael becomes suspicious when it appears everyone he knows is leading him into a trap. Most of the book addresses how the resourceful Michael evades those in pursuit. There are spies and counterspies. The trouble is knowing who is really friend or foe.

Flying to the Light is a fascinating read and I recommend it highly!

For more information about Elyse Salpeter and her writing, refer to the links below.

Website: http://www.elysesalpeter.com/

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

www.faceook.com/elysesalpeterauthor
Blog: www.elysesalpeter.wordpress.com
Twitter Account: @elysesalpeter
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Reading Progress

03/04/2012
51.0% "an enjoyable paranormal thriller..."
03/07/2012
100.0% "Finished."

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