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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fast Moving Action

This is a fine effort by Finder. In fact, this may be in my top ten of 2007. What was more exciting than Jake Landry's past, more so even than the girl he was with, even more than the shocking murder that I never saw coming is that no character was safe in this thri...
This is a fine effort by Finder. In fact, this may be in my top ten of 2007. What was more exciting than Jake Landry's past, more so even than the girl he was with, even more than the shocking murder that I never saw coming is that no character was safe in this thrill-a-minute mystery. Any one of them could have ended up dead at any moment, and some did. It really keeps you aware of each person's position, and their possible relationship with the kidnappers. Just going through this rewiew makes me want to read it again. A must read for lovers of action.

posted by Anonymous on January 13, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Somewhat Disappointing

The intriguing plot provides food for thought in a world that seems fixated on security concerns and terroristic attacks. The idea of holding an entire corporate board hostage in a remote hunting lodge was for this reader unique. However, only some of the corporate fin...
The intriguing plot provides food for thought in a world that seems fixated on security concerns and terroristic attacks. The idea of holding an entire corporate board hostage in a remote hunting lodge was for this reader unique. However, only some of the corporate financial security measures described and entertwined were interesting and surprising.
The writer's style left me cold--mini-pschology pans regarding too many of the unneccessary characters resulted in a somewhat choppy read. In many respects one might arrive at the conclusion the book was written in numerous small pieces, then assembled by a computer. This was my first Finder book. The every-other-chapter throw back references to the main character's rough child and teen life, threatening to unleash a super monster killer hidden in the main character's psyche, did not work for me.

posted by Blackhorse on August 29, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Okay

    Liked his other books better. I found it slow and drawn out in places, so skimmed some of it.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

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    Just Another Great Thriller by Finder!

    One thing is for sure. Only Joseph Finder can write a thriller like this. Power Play by Joseph Finder has all those qualities that characterizes his other books.
    I really enjoyed the background history on Jake Landry as Finder switches in between chapters through flashbacks from his past.
    As usual, Finder has really done a great research on the subject, I don't know how much of it, is fiction, but credible indeed.
    The plot is great, the twist and turns are well thought, and the ending doesn't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    I love Joseph Finder but...

    I was disappointed in this book. It read like a thriller movie rather than the intricate corporate plotting or character driven books that Joseph Finder has previously written. The concept was interesting and it was certainly well written but it lacked Finder's style that I had enjoyed so much. I will definitely still look for more books by him.

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