The writing was predictable, overly descriptive when it didn't need to be, and worked too hard to build drama, when less words would have done a better job. The Character Names were rediculous, and NOT up to the standards that I have come to expect from Richard Castle in the other 5 books I have listened to.
I will try ONE more Derrick Storm novel, and if it similar to this schlock, I will swear off Derrick Storm for good. (If I listen to a new Nicki Heat novel, and it has taken this kind of a turn, I may just be done with Richard Castle all together.)
I would have changed it to Johnny Heller, whi, in my opinion IS the voice of Richard Castle. I LOVED his performances on ALL the Heat novels, and the Storm short stories. I was VERY surprised that it was a different performer.
A LOT of the needlessly long technical descriptions, the drawn out fight scenes, the stupid mistake of walking across the street to get Volkoff with NO plan, in spite of his love interest begging him to have a plan. A seasoned professional investigator would NOT do that. Those are the kind of ridiculous things that make me not care for this book at all.
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