I have read or listened to all of Coban's books and have enjoyed most of them. But this one is terrible. The Mickey Bolitar character is an unsympathetic sort, who I really do not want to know better. The story is so convoluted that it is just screwy. It reminds me of TV series that are fine for one season and in subsequent seasons the writers seem to invent stories that make little sense just to keep the series on the air. I really hope that Coben gives up this Micky series!
Las Vegas is clearly a fairy tale story and it's interesting to see the mechanics and machinations behind the magic. A modern history of this cultural icon of the desert, the New Las Vegas is shown to have clearly broken with its mobster past, by embracing the more legitimate mobsters of Wall Street and the investment banks. The reader/narrator mispronounces so many words that it becomes almost laughable. It's not a deal breaker, but close, saved by the sheer interest value of the story itself. This book ranks in among my top five Most Poorly Read Books list.
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