Boy....what a treat...I have listened to some dogs.lately.....worth every minute........Have gotten a new respect for Brad Metzer...........what a great read........will listen to more......and trust me, I am a hard sell.........
This story is a thrilling ride. the story is exiting and the plot, allthough at times a little to quick, is entertaining. The story keeps you reading/listening all through the book. If you like a good thriller, this is the book to read.
This book was gripping from begining to end. The premis was clever and the characters were engaging. It did drag momentarily in some parts but overall a very solid book. Its not so much a political thriller eventhough the setting is the Congress. This story could easily take place on Wall Street, or any other large institution where the individual put a cog in the greater machine. I definately recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books that are anti-establishment.
One of the better books I've listened to. A lot of unexpected twists and turns kept me listening even after I got to my driveway. The only part I was a little disappointed in was the ending. The final few chapters lacked surprise - but maybe that's because I was so keyed up by the rest of the book. Definitely a "keeper".
I enjoyed this book very much. It was fast-paced and kept my interest the whole time. I enjoyed both the inner looks at the white house and the adventure part of the book. I enjoyed this as I have enjoyed all of the Brad Meltzer books to which I have listened.
I purchased this title despite the mixed reviews because I had enjoyed Meltzer's other books and Scott Brick could make the phone book interesting to listen to. I wasn't disappointed.
The plot is like a Hitchcock movie. The main character is a Congressional staffer and quickly he and a Senate page are running for their lives while trying to figure out what villainy the bad guys are up to.
The story is just okay and Meltzer does not do a great deal of character development but it is definitely an exciting listen. Meltzer's books are very cinematic and he always does a good job describing the action and suspense.
I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if I could.