Walk the Wire (Amos Decker series, 6)
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However, "The Walk" is a worthy experience about a dreamer who risked everything to achieve the impossible, and gave the people something beautiful, pure and hopeful. Petit's World Trade Center stunt was the subject of Sandi Sissel's 1984 half-hour documentary, High Wire, which featured music from Philip Glass's Glassworks. Philippe Petit, On The High Wire, Preface by Marcel Marceau, Postface by Werner Herzog (New York: Random House, 1985).
On Thursday, 29 August, he performed on a high-wire walk in the park above Belvedere Lake (now known as Turtle Pond). This certainly takes away the potential emotional and cinematic impact longer, narration-free scenes would've had on audiences but it served the purpose of moving the story forward swiftly. FBI consultant Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to the remote North Dakota Badlands when a hunter discovers the remains of a woman out on the Great Plains.She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her, reminiscent of those seen on TV cop shows – but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight. As is usual, every character who is introduced seems to have a motive, and just when you think that you’ve caught onto the perpetrator, something happens to take the suspicion away.
To complicate matters further, there is an ‘Eye In The Sky’ facility of the DoD, which looms over the town and has its own share of secrets to hide.But all’s well that ends well, so does this too, but so many lives are lost that you feel drained by the end of it. I won’t say more as it was a bit of a surprise, but well done and their presence doesn’t diminish the achievements of Decker and Alex.