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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
This book starts quickly, but I almost didn¿t make it to the end
There are frequent intrusions into the story while the author provides information he thinks the reader needs. These range from blatant parenthetical asides while a character is “on stage” to paragraphs of background information about government agencies and their operating methods. Every time this happens, we suddenly “see” the author, which ends our immersion in the story. This is not a book you’ll get lost in.
Additionally, much of what happens to the characters is telegraphed well ahead. Any character who claims to be too busy to become involved will surely become involved, any head of state who fears making a bad decision will soon make one to move the plot along, and possible romances end up right where you suspected they would as predictably as a romance novel.
Dick Wolf’s writing is solid, despite the issues with style and plotting. His knowledge of the setting (New York) adds great dimension, and the plot itself is an attention grabber.
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Posted December 6, 2014
Posted June 13, 2014
Good, not great, second effort.
Not quite as good as his first but not bad. Although it had a fairly good twist this was kind of predictable. I did like the tie-in at the end with the bad guy from the first book. 3.5 stars.
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Posted March 2, 2014
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