The ending undercuts a whole book of plotting. His writing needed to grow. The good news is that it did. This early effort was not up to the standard we've grown used to.
Stuck to the story without feeling the need to fill any and all or sometimes even creating an empty space to fill with an F-Bomb. I understand that some authors feel gratituous expletives make up for a less than stellar story line. I guess I'll never know about this one because the explicit detail with the father, daughter, lover triangle was too much for me to continue.
I would have brought the rating of the book to one I would not be embarresssed to be listening if one of my children walked up and heard.
The spy might have been unlikely, but this being my last Silva book is very likely!
I thought this spy novel by Daniel Silva was good. The narrator was right on and there was good character development and historical action. Enjoyed.
This was my first Daniel Silva book. I downloaded it based upon the other reviews, and I'm so glad I did! The story was riveting, the characters were well drawn, the narrator was "spot on," and I didn't want the story to end. I'm definitely going to download more Daniel Silva books.
I tired of waiting for the next Allon installment, so decided to go with this, Silva's first. I was extremely pleased. I don't know if he's done anything this good since. Oh, yes I do; he has, again and again!
I've read a lot of Daniel Silva and this book is by far his best. Riveting to the end, the WW2 plot is a nice change-up from Alon.
I love Daniel Silva, but I really didn't enjoy this. I just couldn't get into it and had a hard time keeping all the characters straight. Maybe it was where my head was while I was listening, but I was glad when the book was over. I'll give it another try at a later date and maybe change my mind but for now, I don't put it in the same class as Silva's other books.
This is my second Daniel Silva novel and it's good to read a spy novel written in an adult style by someone who clearly could make a mark as a "serious" novelist should he ever wish to tackle different themes. Clearly, I loved the book but I must call attention to the extraordinary narration by Michael Page whose voice changes for each and every character.