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  • Posted October 22, 2009

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    The Siege

    "The Siege" by Stephen White had me on edge from the beginning of the book. I just couldn't put the book down from the moment the first student is killed until the siege ends. Seeing how the various law enforcement agents get involved and work with each other to figure who and what is going on in the fortress like building on the campus of Yale. Certainly did not expect the unusual ending. I just got into reading White's books and have to say this was certainly a good one to get immersed in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Keeps you wanting to read more

    Took a little time to get into what was happening with the characters, but once into the book, had to keep reading to the end. Very thrilling and surprising ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

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    Telling the story from Sam's perspective is an interesting twist.

    Having read all of Stephen White's novels, I was excited to experience yet another character-driven psychological thriller, and The Siege did not disappoint. Although I missed the interaction between Sam and his psychologist friend, Alan Gregory, the author quickly engaged me in the newest events in Sam Purdy's life. Along with a fast-paced murder mystery, Stephen White again offers up ethical dilemmas and character motivations that entice and entertain. The setting on an Ivy League campus and the unfolding of a chilling plot allows the reader to experience the drama at both global and personal levels. I highly recommend this novel and look forward to White's next one!

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  • Posted September 3, 2009

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    Sort of Thrilling

    For starters, I enjoyed this book. It's not your traditional "seige" thriller but shows lots of imagination and takes advantage of many characters for different points of view. You are always left wondering what is going to happen, why, how and who.
    There is some clunkiness to the tale. Using different character's points of view means we switch often, thus interrupting the narrative to go back and start fresh from their perspective. That takes some getting used to, but doesn't ultimately hurt the "thrill" part. What might slow some down is writing like this:
    "During any period of heightened volcanic activity, magma rising...heat the groundwater...tremendous stress at the ridgeline...immense tidal push...Krakatoa?" etc. etc. etc.! But maybe it's a good point after all. The magma in this story did keep rising!

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