This is the first WEB Griffen book that I did not enjoy. I feel the violence was way overdone to the point that it gave me nightmares. I realize that this was a collaboration, but I would like to warn future readers of the gratuitous violence.
The cannibalism and the torture in this book forced me to stop reading it. It was just too gruesome to continuel;
Although I truly enjoy most of the books written by Nelson DeMille, and Scott Brick is one of my favourite readers, I found that the book really dragged in the middle. I should have paid more attention to the review that stated he had more information than he needed concerning military courtroom procedure. After all, 28 hours of a book, unless it is a gripper, can prove to be boring as this one did.
I loved the book "A Sorrow in our Heart - the life of Tecumseh". I thought that this would be similar, but the systematic killing of the Indian people with a complete lack of understanding of their way of life made me ill. It reminded me more of "Shake Hands with the Devil" - the story of the atrocities perpetrated in Rwanda.
Expecting an intelligent discussion of creationism and evolution (with some possible math thrown in), I was most disappointed in this book. I was expecting much more, and the ending left me hanging.
I usually love the John Corey character (Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall), but for parts of this book, this John Corey character was too glib, too macho,and he stretched the limits of believability. His wife, Kate, also caused me pause in what she constantly tolerated in his personality.
I always like Scott Brick, but I will be more critical should another John Corey novel appear.
The story was good, but the detail excessive. An abridged version stressing fewer peripheral events and characters would have been more enjoyable.
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