I have to agree with petret99 that this seemed a bit disjointed. Many authors made the story move in unexpected ways. The ending seemed rushed - like a TV show that is at the end of the hour and must be concluded.
This book started out strong. I was captivated immediately, made possible by Deaver who throws a reader right into the story in all of his writing. And the early chapters kept this going. But toward the end the book fell apart. Once Perez was uncovered, it was downhill and never returned to the quality of the beginning. The premise of multiple authors writing one story is fabulous. I don't know how the outline was arranged, but Deaver had a difficult job wrapping it up after the authors immediately prior to the ending left it flat. It's an okay book, but it could have been a great book if the end had held up to the beginning. Still, if you like short espionage stories, it's entertaining. The plot and characters are easy to follow.
The first several chapters all felt like the story was just getting started. The story could have started with any of the first 3 chapters . I do not feel they needed the chapters before them to build the story.
If this project didn't have so many notable authors, they might have stayed true to the storyline instead of their egos. So many writing styles did not help this story and it shows in the flow from chapter to chapter. I agree with a previous rater that Alfred Molina provided a great narration.
Well developed characters. Each writer trying to outdo the other in plot twists leads to unwilling suspension of disbelief near the end.
I might be able to rate the book higher if it had a better narrator. The story itself is mediocore and narrator amplifies the mediocrity.
Really? 15 authors for one story. I can't believe I wasted my money on a story that continually fights to stay on message.
While a few of the chapters were well written, I believe the concept fails for the exact reason that it was conceived - a group of writers writing one story.
The book just had too many cooks in the kitchen.
I stopped 2/3 of the way through this. There are too many characters and names that appear briefly, disappear, and then reappear later, creating confusion. There was not enough story to justify the effort needed to keep things straight. Maybe this would be OK in print but it is not good in audio.
You can tell this book is written by many authors as it seems to ramble with no central plot. I was disappointed - but it was not the worst book I have purchased!