I expected a little more from Baldacci. The story is a good one, but Balcacci's writing left something to be desired. Some of the dialog is a bit laborious, and not up to what I think is Balcacci's standards. It is nice to have a supper hero like the main character, but you have to retreat to your "engage disbelief" mode to keep it going. John Puller and interloper Mekko are just a bit too perfect. I guess that's how Balcacci does his stories, but I think he could have done better.
I do not recommend books to friends, anyway. Their tastes are usually different from mine.
Plummer was the main, and favorite character even though he was a little too perfect.
To me the book was worth the time spent because I could listen to it in bed to help me sleep.
I have never been a big Cussler fan, but I enjoy his work, occasionally. He is a formula writer, and in the case of Arctic Drift has drifted into pseudo-science territory. If you like the same-old kind of stuff, and are willing to suspend mis-belief, you might like this book. If you get tired of authors recycling plots, this book is not for you. Looking back, I think the reason I bought this book is because Audible put it on sale.
I really loved this book. It is great entertainment, and the hero is really cool. From packaging groceries to the richest man in the world, Tyler sounds just like anyone, even you and me. Good story, great characters, and good science. Where is book two?
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