I was very excited by the jacket in the store and because I was in need of a fix after working through the new Vince Flynn novel.
This however just did not really cut the mustard so to speak. Although enjoyable and detailed, the story is boggled in minutae and odd soft porn that just detract from what could be a action packed spy story.
Premise is good and it probably lends some insight into how you have to shop and prepare for a black op logistics but beyond that it really drags through the 30 odd hours. If it was not for my long commute I would have never finished this.
Griffin has taken an exciting character, a neat premise and has unsuccessfully added a love story. And failed miserably. The dialog between the lovers was absolutely childish, corny and way below WEB's talents. The length of his novels usually is not a problem but this one just took forever
The concept of the book is somewhat interesting. It is questionable if an organization outside of some form of judicial control could exist. The main problem I had with the book was the trivial dialogue. It took for ever to get anything to happen. The author was using this dialogue to fill pages for a set of events that could have been considerably more exciting if the flow could have been maintained.
I have read all the Charlie/Carl books and this one is awful. The plot is absurd, the characters, especially "Svetty" are terrible. Charlie becomes a comic book fool and Dick Hill over does it.UGH
I did not finish the book. The story line kept loosing my attention. Maybe I will try again later.
The story line kept loosing my attention so I did not finish. Maybe I will try again later.