Martyn Burke works in a multitude of worlds, moving between novels, films, and documentaries. He has published six highly acclaimed novels, has recently won the Peabody Award the International Press Academy Auteur Award, and has been nominated for Emmys, Directors Guild, and Writers Guild awards for his feature and television films. He has made award winning television and theatrical documentaries including the Academy Award-short listed Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, and on other topics ranging from traveling carnivals to terrorism.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NIGHT
Michael Braden is an astronomer who protects the celestial research of the legendary Palomar Observatory in southern California. But in a midnight storm, a young woman smeared with blood and wearing only a flimsy party dress is found nearby on the mountain. She is mute, or so it appears.
As Elena's story unfolds, stretching tautly from Havana to Mexico and back to Palomar, it is
revealed that both she and Michael are exiles hiding in the U.S. The two become engulfed in a firestorm - both psychological and physical, where their pasts relentlessly threaten the present in a dark race for love, redemption and a new life.
Set both on the US-Californian border - where waves of Mexican immigrants and mafia criminals overwhelm the mountain with secret identities and horrendous murders -- and in the small, lake front Canadian town of Penetang. The Truth About the Night is a stunning blend of superb storytelling and cinematic dialogue interwoven with a powerful exploration of the fragile and eternal truths that connect us all.