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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Yes, excellent!

Despite the review by the somewhat jaded reviewer that appears first in the review section, I thought the book was a great read. Usually I can figure out who the bad guys are early on, but it was well into page 300 + that I thought I had it nailed! Well, I had one of ...
Despite the review by the somewhat jaded reviewer that appears first in the review section, I thought the book was a great read. Usually I can figure out who the bad guys are early on, but it was well into page 300 + that I thought I had it nailed! Well, I had one of them, but not the rest and I could not easily figure out the motives. Lots of characters. Lots of action. Not spell binding, but a fine story involving the FBI, local police and savvy drug dealers. After reading Unbroken by Gup, this one followed closely the kinds of risks and off-the-wall actions of typical law enforcement folk. Like I said to others, it is a great read! Follow the advice o the majority of readers - get the book!

posted by PnamaCritic on June 17, 2011

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10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

A Birthday Present that turned into a Sour Read!

I received this book as a birthday present and the gift brought a grateful smile to my face since I have enjoyed many of David Baldacci's novels, i.e., Absolute Power, A Simple Truth and others and within a few days I was reading Last Man Standing. Overall, I thought th...
I received this book as a birthday present and the gift brought a grateful smile to my face since I have enjoyed many of David Baldacci's novels, i.e., Absolute Power, A Simple Truth and others and within a few days I was reading Last Man Standing. Overall, I thought the Web London character was boring and shallow. As an FBI hostage team assaulter he seemed more like a loose cannon rather than a team player which I suspect is the SOP for the FBI. The story is plastered with police that have nothing to fill their time with except to shoot bazookas like guns and love every minute of their destruction. Sometimes I had to laugh because some of the author's scenarios were so bizarre and far-fetched. I won't go into the constant splattering of foul, almost detestable language, which I didn't feel added much to the plot. There were few surprises and I felt I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what would happen next.

Anyway, in my opinion Last Man Standing doesn't seem to fit Mr. Baldacci's style of a thrilling mystery novel that is at least realistic to a degree and his intensive research into the subject matter that he noted for. One last thought I think the book could have been shorten by at least 50 or 60 pages. It's not a terrible novel, it's a good read and I wouldn't recommend purchasing it.

posted by BoatingBug on February 12, 2011

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    A Birthday Present that turned into a Sour Read!

    I received this book as a birthday present and the gift brought a grateful smile to my face since I have enjoyed many of David Baldacci's novels, i.e., Absolute Power, A Simple Truth and others and within a few days I was reading Last Man Standing. Overall, I thought the Web London character was boring and shallow. As an FBI hostage team assaulter he seemed more like a loose cannon rather than a team player which I suspect is the SOP for the FBI. The story is plastered with police that have nothing to fill their time with except to shoot bazookas like guns and love every minute of their destruction. Sometimes I had to laugh because some of the author's scenarios were so bizarre and far-fetched. I won't go into the constant splattering of foul, almost detestable language, which I didn't feel added much to the plot. There were few surprises and I felt I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what would happen next.

    Anyway, in my opinion Last Man Standing doesn't seem to fit Mr. Baldacci's style of a thrilling mystery novel that is at least realistic to a degree and his intensive research into the subject matter that he noted for. One last thought I think the book could have been shorten by at least 50 or 60 pages. It's not a terrible novel, it's a good read and I wouldn't recommend purchasing it.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

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    Have read many of his books, this was not a page turner. Found it to be to long and difficult to hold my interest.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Twisting Mystery

    Like one of the other reviewers, my normal "I can figure this out" feeling was denied time-after-time. Loved the surprises! Wondered why he never did more Web London character books..............or maybe he did but they're just not listed like the Camel Club is? Good read on this one! Couldn't wait to pick it up during my normal reading time at the end of the day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2002

    LIGHTEN UP, DAVE

    This is the complex story of Web London, a highly decorated member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, who is the only man to survive an ambush that takes the lives of six of his closest friends. As is typical of the thriller genre, mysteries and coincidences abound, creating enough interest to keep the reader interested to the end, at which time everything is resolved in a hail of bullets and far-fetched explanations. As usual, the trip is more enjoyable than the destination. Baldacci is a fairly leaden writer, but he does explore Web's psychological hang-ups with some skill. A hypnosis session with his psychiatrist is particularly well executed. The book's major flaw is that every character is completely humorless. A little variety here would go a long way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    Follow the action through the twists and turns of the fertal Baldacci mind.

    A riviting, although unlikely, story weaving its way through the fringes and debris along the edges of humanity in the underworld (and within the ranks of the 'good guys). The hero, Web London, seems to be everywhere and somehow know all the right answers at the right time. The standard formuls for a story! But, it is a good read.

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