As this book dealt with partially real life events, I found myself wondering where the "facts" as we have be told end, and DeMille's story begins. I thought is was a great listen, although I will admit I am kind of a conspiracy theorist myself. I still am not sure how much was fiction, I did not mind the way the infamous event was woven into the ending, actually I thought it was quite clever. I believe as Americans we can't revisit certain events too often, we need to always remember. Great read!!
After "The Lion's Game" I couldn't wait for the follow-up. I must admit I was slightly disappointed. The general story was well thought out and exciting, but I felt the ending was too coincidental and a bit tacky. (Also, you could see it from a mile away.) If you want to see what happens to the characters after "The Lion's Game," by all means, it's worth the listen. I guess I expected a bit more from DeMille on the ending.
This is the first DeMille novel that was disapointment. The story was good, as was the narration, but it was as if DeMille had written himself into a corner. If you value your time, you'll want to listen to the abridged version-or skip this one.
I'm a prolific reader, writer, and listener to all books unabridged. My favorite themes are Sci-Fi, Paranormal/Horror and Mystery.
I was extremely disappointed in this book. Mystery - no. If you want an exciting read, look elsewhere. If you enjoy endless repetitions and scenes so long and boring that you fall asleep or change books ( As I did several times) look here. After I finally struggled through the entire book, hoping that it would get better, I was rewarded with a nonsense ending....the author ran out of ideas. Not recommended.
A conspiracy but no final explanation for the conspiracy? Oh, wait, here's the explanation: the events of 9/11 were meant to coverup the downing of TWA800 by a terrorist. I love a good thriller with a conspiracy thrown in (3 days of the Condor comes to mind) but this borders on fantasy.
I really enjoyed 95% of this book, but I was extremely disappointed with the ending. I won't spoil it in case anyone wants to waste their money/credits on it, but let's just say that the author built a great "detective story" and mostly believable characters around true events, but then threw it all away with a completely irrelevant and cheesy ending. I think he found himself halfway through the story with no plausible ending in sight, so he took the lazy way out after 9/11... I was actually angry at how I was set up to enjoy the book, with no possible way to resolve the story. So much promise, so much disappointment...
Why did I waste so much time listening to this dribble? If you like foul language, everybody except the "hero" is stupid, woman hating, rambling, rambling, rambling . . . Oh, sorry, I blacked out there. Anyway, don't bother! Life is too short.