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cliffhanger

a situation of imminent disaster usually occurring at the end of each episode of a serialized film
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Imaginative, complex, detailed, laced with cliff-hanger complications, "Curse Of The Tahiera" is a superbly written and highly recommended novel for the dedicated fantasy fan.
The story is very fast-paced with many cliff-hanger moments and a dramatic climax.
They were within spitting distance of controlling the Senate too, with the balance of power resting on a cliff-hanger ballot in just one state.
American viewers have already seen the cliff-hanger finale of the second series that leaves Cusick's character, Desmond, facing death.
LOST fanatics should prepare to be driven crazy - as the second series ends with a cliff-hanger that would test the patience of a saint.
Well, it certainly isn't at the end of Invasion (Channel 4, Sunday), which predictably ends in a cliff-hanger after its 22-week run.
Fox-Pitt kept his nerve in a cliff-hanger finish as the two fences he had in hand unexpectedly tumbled but he triumphed in the showjumping phase with under a fence to spare.
By contrast, the game at Catterick seemed like a cliff-hanger.
Written succinctly, precisely and unsentimentally but with style and structure, piling on cliff-hanger upon cliff-hanger, you emerge from the book feeling you have been as close an observer of a war as you are ever likely to be: Even though we know how it ends, it is gripping stuff, full of meticulously disinterred detail and acutely sketched personalities.
Of course, the real cliff-hanger in this chase is whether the state will protect artists' independence--not their freedom of speech but their right to use images for free.
This hook is known variously as a grappling hook, skyhook, and cliff-hanger.
That was another huge event, with another 100 heads of state, another cliff-hanger, another event that got huge publicity around the world, with another Bush in the White House.