this book starts a little slow but picks up speed like a train, and doesn't slow down until the end. concept is original and the accuracy is great with the exception of a few technical embellishments (like the power of explosives) and technical errors only an operator would notice. much better than 90% of espionage thrill writers.
Power Down is much better then the five star rating afforded here.
I am anxious to get started on the next book in the series.
Very well written. Great action adventure. Didn't get bogged down with too much detail.
Yes. Action from the first chapter to the last. There are some unexpected twists.
Dewey Andreas. I enjoyed the voices of all the characters. I think the Irish accent of Jessica didn't fit her position in the FBI, an American voice would have been better.
This is an intelligent thriller; worth purchasing. I look forward to the next Dewey Andreas book.
this is a great book that held my interest the entire time making it difficult to put it down. if you like action stories I highly recommend it.
Tell us about yourself! Female, Realtor
Very busy start. Too many people and places to keep up with. When it finally comes together, you can't put it down.
Let me start with the narration of this book, it was excellent. Hermann did a great job of voicing all the characters. I really enjoyed it. As for the story itself, it was more like a Hollywood script. *Please don't read further- spoilers* I thought Andreas would be more central to the story. He was just a supporting character in a book with tons of them. Ok his role was a little more significant, but I still feel like he wasn't in it as much as he should've been. The plot was outlandish and cliche. Especially the dramatic ending between Andreas and Fortuna. There were a lot of unexplained scenes like how was Dewey able to find Buck when the US Gov couldn't? How was Marx and co able to escape a black ops hq in another country unscathed? I didn't like the outrageous plot lines like how Buck tried to assassinate Tanzer it just didn't make sense. I thought it was all just a tad too Hollywood. But I will admit, it was exciting. But maybe that credit goes to Hermann.
I had a hard time believing some of the elements of this book. For the antagonist to be smart enough to attain his position and then to make some of the choices he did was hard for me to believe. The protagonist also seemed to be struggling to find his role and then was allowed to do things that made this feel more like a movie setting up a final fight scene than a well thought out plot. Also, I had to listen to this novel at 1.25x speed just to make it sound close to normal. Overall, the book was good but I doubt I'll be reading more of the series.