Audiobook. For the first half of this book, the reader is wondering how the two disparate stories unfolding can possibly be connected. A first lady weaving through a mystery involving a disgraced cabinet member and a seemingly unrelated emergency room doctor dealing with mysterious and murderous behaviors. I suppose this should be an endorsement to the author ability to outline and create an intriguing plot. The problem, in my opinion, is credibility and elements brought into the story that add little to what is fundamentally, and interesting tale.
Personally, I’d have eliminated the first lady and protagonist romance, gimme a break … it blows the credibility of the story completely and makes it comical. I’ve read a few Michael Palmer stories and this one doesn’t measure up.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
As far as mysteries go, I prefer the police procedures, detective, and lawyer type of books. It is just my taste.
So with that in mind, this novel had an interesting premise and likable heroes.
This book and author was recommended by a friend. I am anxious to read more of his work as MIchael Palmer was new to me.
Yes it might be. There were moments when I wanted to stop reading and I couldn't I credit the reader and the plot line. If I had been reading a print version it probably would have been easier to stop reading.
The wildness. I was completely unable to stop listening. The plot is very interesting however the pace is so contagious; the story just goes from thrill to thrill.
No; but I enjoyed him immensely.
A electrifying thrill you'll never finish eating your popcorn!
I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.
This story was gripping. The characters always remained human, not super-human or super-intelligent. They had to use ordinary means and logic to solve the puzzle. Some of the story reminded me of the Stepford Wives in that a community was slowly being effected to think in certain ways. If you have a tendency to believe conspiracy theories, this book will make you more paranoid. I started this review before the recent reports of “pink slime” in the meat. This book will cause you to become more suspicious. Remember, the book is fiction, not a documentary or an augury of the future – or is it?
I normally like Palmer's book and this is no exception. It is however not a page turner. I enjoyed it and the narration was excellent. If you like a good mystery, you will enjoy this. I think it it just above your average mystery but worth a credit.
Part medical drama, part mystery, part romance, part diatribe on genetically modified foods. This book tries to be too much. The narrator is good but he can't save a bad plot.
I loved the drama, the excitement and the love story.
I have an extreme interest in medicine and politics and Michael Palmer did an extraordinary job of braiding the them together.
The character Lou Welcome.
No, I have not but he did a wonderful job. Will definately listen again.