Something about Haig pushes my thought processes. I have great expectations when I listen to his tales, fiction and non-fiction. This one snapped off to that "always one step ahead" then evolved into a step back story which finally rolled out to "you got what you deserved".
I love his style, his passion and his books.
The story was very compelling. I have no doubt there are company's in the world that operate in such an underhanded and despicable manner. I think the story was a little too long. After awhile I just wished it would conclude so I could find out if I was right about the ending. I think this would have worked better as a shorter story though keeping the plot line straight for this length of story was nothing short of a Herculean effort.
The build up to the reveal is really well done and the realistic character flaws only add to the suspense. I would listen to it again only to hear hints I may have missed.
All the main characters were well liked for their individual qualities. Even the villains had a curious familiarity.
THAT is the question which can't be answered. Scott Brick brings life to each character! Amazing depth, insight and performance. By Mr.Brick's understated style, visualization of character reactions and interactions are left to the listener and that adds to the enjoyment derived by the listener.
The discussion where the money that was accounted for in the firm's quest for acquiring the polymer, getting a no bid contract, moving it through the D.C. Machine. Amazing!
For such a well written novel the ending was a bit of a let down. I understand the reasons for the entire project, I just felt let down by the last bit. I also found the reunion curious, what was the reason for that part? I don't believe that any of those players were used later on.
This is the perfect novel for people fed up with sleaze in Washington. Enjoyable and meaningful.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
Did not read printed version.
I kept wanting more...definitely a page turner.
He is one of my favorite narrators.
This is a book that I will definitely want to listen to again. It kept my interest from the very beginning to the very end.
A good corporate thriller that breaks up the ever stream of spy novels and detective/mystery novels. I thought the book was well done and kept my interest to the end. When I am anxious to get in the car to go to work so I can listen to a book then it typically is a 5 star. Brick does a great job again. Looking forward to Haig's next book.
This is the first book I have listened from Brian Haig and I wasn't disappointed. I extremely enjoyed this book. I will definitely read other Brian Haig’s books. I love the way the main character was developed. It keeps you on the edge until the end.
I hereby declare that from now on I will read books narrated by Scott Brick on my Archos/Nook/Kindle or whatever. I just can't take it anymore. Even descriptions of restaurants and offices must be fraught with emotion. In addition, this story was a disappointment after the previous book I had of Haig's. Lots of stock characters. Many elements just stretch the imagination too much. That said, it was an interesting plot. I think I'd have given it 4 stars if it was read by Guidall and I did the abridged version.