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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Lights Above Cass by Marilyn Brokaw Hall is a blend of thriller, military action, and mystery, a story that opens with an intriguing premise - an anomaly spotted from a top-secret military base. Then when an unidentified flying object drops off three women as it hovers over the base, Special Agent in Charge Jesse Finch of the Central Intelligence Agency and the team start on an investigation to uncover the truth about the women and others who have disappeared from a small town called Cass. Can they find out what happened to Rose, the minister’s daughter, Jacqueline, schoolteacher, Eve, the farm girl who is dumb, Molly, the student, and Rita, the Army nurse? Meanwhile, a greater mystery surrounds the self-aware Quantum computer recovered from the crash.
Mystery, suspense and uninterrupted action are among the elements that set this novel apart. Marilyn Brokaw Hall has done an impeccable job with the plot. The twists are plentiful and I enjoyed the way she creates premonitions in the story. The reader has the disturbing feeling that something awful is going to happen, but it is hard to say what it is. The author’s ability to capture strong imagery and to use clear descriptions adds to the enjoyable reading experience. The characters are elaborately developed and with interesting backgrounds. Each is created with flaws that make the reader look forward to how they will behave in moments of conflict. Lights Above Cass is fast-paced and filled with memorable characters. I found myself reading from page to page, looking for answers to the questions that pop out as I read on. A good read from an author who knows how to keep the attention of the reader.