The narrator speaks a bit slow, and it is in some way taking the tempo of the Baldacci books down. But it might be the best way to get the atmosphere of the remote villages he likes. I really like the way you feel you get to know the places and people, but compared to the other action thrillers, Baldacci is slow moving.
Story starts off interesting, and accelerates all the way, with a cooldown after the major action half an hour before finish.
I enjoy the Baldacci books, they feel a lot deeper than Brad Thor or Vince Flynn.
I really loved the other books he wrote, with Blowback probably being the best.
But this one really sucks. The Secret Service plot is just a side story, and not related to the main story.
The main story does not carry anything special, and Norseman is just a regular soldier in this one. It does not have the techno-thriller magic like the other ones. There are weak attempts with the lake of broken glass, but it looks like Brad could not find enough material or ideas to really use this tale, or he was lazy.
OK entertainment, but absolutely not the level of his other books.
One of the best suspense novels I heard/read in a long time. And Guidall is one of the best narrators out there.
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