This little gem of a book really surprised me. I thought I would just nibble at it during my commute, but then ended up staying up half the night to finish it. It really pulls you in and keeps you wanting to find out what happens next. There are plenty of twists, but it was really the quality of the writing and the great dialogue that kept me tuned in. As good as any 15 dollar hardcover from the book store and a heck of a lot cheaper. I would definitely recommend.
I love mysteries and thrillers and this is one of the better books I have come across in the last year. Unlike many other authors, Michael May actually knows what he is talking about and he is able to describe both the world of high finance and the underworld of high crime with equal expertise. My favorite part though was that all of the characters were human, with interesting and well-developed back stories...and the dream sequences were both hilarious and terrifying.
I am a huge fan of thrillers and I enjoy the kind of book that can keep me literally on the edge of my seat, turning the pages, and looking forward to discovering what happens next. What I loved about Blindside was that it had all the elements of a great thriller - deftly drawn characters, great pacing, multiple narrative threads - but without having to resort to formula. The storyline managed to be fresh and interesting, which is becoming increasingly rare in today's world.
Swift action, great characters, snappy dialogue. This book was pretty original but still created a scenario that I thought was pretty realistic. If Michael May decides to write a sequel, definitely put me down for a copy. The guy is a seriously talented writer and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from him. For the price, this book is a steal. Give it a try - I guarantee you'll enjoy it.