Highly recommended for Steve Berry fans.
Sep 11, Lynn Vaughan rated it really liked it. Lynnie Was a short fast moving story line.
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Enjoyed it very much. Easy reading and to the highlights of the book. Feb 07, Ivan rated it liked it. Too short When I thought that the book was taking off, it suddenly came to an abrupt end. Too bad, because I really liked the plot. Apr 21, ScubaDave rated it liked it. Jan 04, Brian Sewell rated it it was amazing. Very well written novella by Berry. Interesting characters in this piece. Have your passport available. Jun 12, Eddie Paneto rated it it was amazing. Nice short story. Dec 26, Wynn rated it liked it Shelves: format-kindle , ratingstars , overdrive-atl , short-story , government-operatives , mystery-suspense , from-anthology , from-thrillerpatterson.
The story is definitely written before , but either way that criminal got his due. A glorious due it was.
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History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. Among his other honors are the Royden B. He has been chosen both the Florida and Georgia Writer of the Year. He's also an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F.
George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of nearly 6, thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president. Other books in the series.
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Cotton Malone 1 - 10 of 15 books. Books by Steve Berry. Trivia About The Devils' Due Zach barely manages to escape. Meanwhile, Suzie goes to check Sam, only to find that she is drawing the cult symbol before being attacked by an unseen force.
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Upon returning home, Zach finds the house surrounded by the masked men who have been watching them all along. Inside, he finds Suzie dead and hears Sam scream as the house is being destroyed by some unseen force. He finds Sam in the baby's nursery standing in a trance-like state with a knife to her stomach the knife was a mysterious gift at her baby shower. She is standing atop the cult symbol that she has carved into the floor.
Zach screams for her to stop, but she presses the knife to her stomach anyway and there is a violent blast of light. When Zach recovers, he finds Sam lying in her own blood with her stomach cut. Sam cries and wonders if the baby is all right before dying in his arms. Zach breaks down in grief before the cab driver and the second doctor arrive.
Zach begs the intruders to leave them alone, but the doctor takes the baby regardless. The baby glows a deep red as he takes it from Sam's body. The cult takes his camera and tapes, removing all evidence. Zach is arrested and interrogated by the police about the death of his wife and sister, and disappearance of his child, crimes for which he looks guilty.
Before the credits, the screen shows another young couple, on their honeymoon in Paris , where the same cab driver offers them a lift, hinting that the events are about to repeat all over again. Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett had been approached by several other companies for "haunted house projects" but chose to work on Devil's Due over the other projects because they felt that the script was a character based "creepy mood piece" that focused on the deteriorating relationship between its two main characters. The script had been pitched to them as "a found-footage take on Rosemary's Baby ," but the directors wanted to find ways to make their movie different from the film that they both praise and consider a personal favorite.
Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett chose to shoot the film primarily with a Sony PMW-EX3, which they chose so that the film's actors could carry it throughout the film.
Fox released its first trailer for the film on October 16, , and a second trailer on December 5, Whereas the initial marketing campaign focused the intimate thriller aspects of the McCall's love story, later marketing concentrated specifically on the larger horror facets of the film. On January 14, prior to the release of the film, Fox promoted the movie by releasing a video of footage of an animatronic baby carriage and demon baby scaring passers-by in New York City.
Critical reception of Devil's Due was negative.
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The film's consensus reads: "Derivative and mostly uninspired, Devil's Due adds little to either the found-footage or horror genres that it's content to mimic. Much of the film's criticism centered upon the film's similarity to other films such as Rosemary's Baby and Paranormal Activity ,   an element that Fearnet reviewer Scott Weinberg remarked was likely more due to decisions by the film's production company than anything else. However, since initial release the film has found a cult following and director Eli Roth has been vocal in his support of the film and in a series of posts on his official Twitter account, wrote "Don't pre-judge Devil's Due because Rosemary's Baby is a 'holy grail' movie.
It's so smart, creative, inventive, and fun. Very very scary. The guys at Radio Silence killed it. Devil's Due is a legit scary, smart, horror film. So many awesome scenes. I loved it. Common criticism aimed is at the film's use of "found footage" and asks the question "who assembled this footage? In that sense, it's a bit of an experiment that we were able to have fun with and as the character's [ sic ] lives spiral out of control, we're able to mirror that journey visually by shifting to different POVs. The movie begins very bright, very intimate and full of movement, but as the watchers close in our couple we shifted to a lot more of the static cameras that exist in the world, like the security cameras, with much wider frames.
That night, Ardra appears in Picard's room and attempts to seduce him but he rejects her advances, probably because he appears to be wearing a pair of curtains and no-one looks good in that. Annoyed at being spurned, she transports him to the planet and disables the Enterprise's transporters. It's a good job he doesn't sleep nude, that's all I'm saying.
Data takes Picard back to the ship in a shuttle, but just before they dock it disappears, which is a lucky twist because it means the writers don't have to try and cram Crusher, Troi and Riker into a script that has no place for them. Back on the planet, Picard demands that Ardra go into contract arbitration with him. They agree that Data can be the arbitrator because he's an android and therefore can't lie unlike those toilet-cleaning mechanoids.
If Picard wins, she gives up the planet. If she wins, Picard becomes her boy-toy. Sounds, er, fair. After a lot of talking it looks like Picard is about to lose, but luckily during a recess Geordi reveals that he's found Ardra's ship and can prove that she's a fraudster. After demolishing the historical superstition that Ardra did anything at all the superstitious respond well to facts, I believe Picard then demonstrates his own range of powers, proving that Ardra just has a box of tricks which he now controls.
The Enterprise is removed from the cloaking field she placed on it, and Ardra stands revealed as a con-artist known across the sector. Ardra is about to escape when she's arrested by the Valaxians. She submits to her fate but says goodbye to Picard with a suggestive "Until we meet again…" — but that never happens again. Not even in the spin-off novels and comics. Can you believe they missed that trick? TNG WTF: Given how they completely nailed the designs for Fek'lhr and Ardra, I find it kind of funny that the version of the Devil that briefly turns up in this episode looks like something you'd find in a children's comic.
It'd make a good Halloween costume, but if you were actually in Hell it'd be almost distractingly crap. Basically everything Data says in his capacity as judge is hilarious in its deadpan way. Picard's frustration is funny, especially when he gets left on the surface of the planet in his pyjamas. But the biggest burn in the episode?