David Chandler wasn't bad but not much variety or distinction in his characters. C.J. Box on the other hand reminded me of a bad Louis Lamoure. What a far-fetched story, the EPA using missile firing drones and game wardens running rapids & waterfall on a log. This book goes to the bottom of my list.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
Living in Idaho, near the Wilderness Area, I run across a lot of people with the same attitudes as the author. Gun-totters with cowboy hats, their mouths full of chew and throwing Coors Lite beer cans out their Ford pickups windows. They think that because they were raised there, that God's Country is their own personal property and treat it as such. If it wasn't for the EPA there would be a lot more damage done to our public lands.
As with everyone else, it just stopped. There were several story lines running along simultaneously, all engaging, but all needing resolution or showing how they were adding to the overall point of the book. They were never brought together. The book just ended, never even ATTEMPTING to bring them together or finish the grand picture whose parts were so meticulously painted.
1) Engagement 2) Curiosity3) Provocative thought4) Sudden disappointment
I LOVED listening to this story - couldn't wait to get back it after a break! Very thought-provoking and engaging. When I was listening to the last CD (9/10 - I burn them), I was wondering how in the heck could the authors tie everything on the dance floor together before it ended? It seemed like a big challenge to make that happen in the last 30 minutes. Well, they simply didn't even try. The book just ended. NOTHING was resolved. Characters and story lines were still in total LIMBO. At the very LEAST - the authors should have plugged a "soon-to-be-released" PART TWO (if that even exists - or is planned!). For now, I guess I'll have to make up my own ending.
This book is dripping testosterone and all those cute little phrases, (sand land, camel jockey???) got to be a bit too much. Brick was as always, over dramatic.
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