Blind Fall - Christopher Rice

Blind Fall

Author: Christopher Rice

  • Publication Date: 2008-03-11
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 44 Ratings)


From three-time New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice -- whose novels have been called "bold and ambitious" by The New York Times, "chillingly perverse" by USA Today, and "shocking, sexy...intricate" by Glamour -- comes this startling psychological thriller about an Iraq War vet who seeks redemption and revenge when a fellow Marine he failed to protect during the war is brutally murdered.

John Houck became a Marine to become a hero. But his life changed when he failed to notice an explosive device that ended up maiming the captain of his Force Recon Company, a respected Marine who nearly sacrificed himself to save John's life.

Home from Iraq, John pays a visit to his former captain, only to discover the captain has been gruesomely murdered. John pursues a strange man he sees running from the scene, but he discovers that Alex Martin is not the murderer. Alex is, in fact, the former captain's secret male lover and the killer's intended next victim.

When it becomes clear that local law enforcement has direct connections to the murder itself, John realizes that to repay his debt of honor, he must teach Alex Martin how to protect himself, even if that means teaching Alex to kill. In the process, John confronts the painful truth about the younger brother he was unable to protect and the older sister he always felt he failed.

Blind Fall is a story of honor and integrity, of turning failure into victory. It is a stunning departure for Christopher Rice: the story of two men, one a Marine, one gay, who must unite to avenge the death of the man they both loved -- one as a brother-in-arms, one as a lover -- and to survive.


  • Another great book

    By MattLopezLA
    Such a great story. Once again Rice has captivated me with his creativity. I can't wait for more of his books to be available on here.
  • Like a fine wine, Christopher Rice gets better with age.

    By dsbixi
    Due to a hectic professional schedule, I had taken a long hiatus from pleasure reading. My first dip back into the pool of literature was this book, having read the author's first two novels several years earlier. A pattern I noticed with the first two novels is that you can actually see the author's writing style improve with age and experience. The third novel follows that same pattern and I am happy to say that it was worth every precious stolen minute to make my way through the book. I'm now moving on to his next novel and am anxious to see how he outdoes himself this time...
  • Great read

    By Chance7714
    Wonderfully diverse characters, great read. Stands on it's own merit.
  • Awesome

    By hotfor$$
    I read this book when it first came out. Like all of Christopher Rice's books I was not able to put it down.
  • Moving

    By Faithless79
    In a way that surprised me and also touched me, I fell in love with this book. It is current to the real issues of today such as DADT and the mass suicides of gay youth. It really develops the surprising characters and moves you in ways you are not prepared for. Great job Chris. I am a loving fan.