I wouldn't rate this as a great book or a page turner. The story is more around Mitch (of course) but you could see Irene, Thomas stansfield and Stan Hurley being involved as well. The plot it not that great and you don't have any event that races against time. If you have already read many Mitch Rapp series, then this book may well seem to be reduntant to you in terms of explanation of attributes of Mitch, usage of his techniques, rules around CIA etc.
George Guidall gives a stellar performance (as usual).
READ IT IF YOU ARE A MITCH RAPP FAN or VINCE FLYNN FAN only.
This book certainly gives 'Gone Girl' a run for money, however it does not beat it. The start of the story looks fragmented with every character seeming to have a separate story line, however it all nicely comes together in the end. Though many reviews compare this book to Gone girl, because of the lead character is women in both, I would say it compares more to 'Dark places' by Gillian Flynn. Both the book has similar aspects where the pieces of the puzzle all fall together towards the end.
Certainly recommend this book.
Story line is pretty predictable. Virigil doesn't seem to do any detective work here, things just seem to happen. The bad guys just seem to come out in open one by one and lead virgil to the next clue. No description of the thought process, analysis or evaluation of options described. If you are some one who like detective work (by Harry Bosh for John Puller), then you will be disappointed. Also Virgil is not Lucas Davenport.
If you are a Mitch Rapp or Scott Harvath or Dewey Andreas fan, you will be royally disappointment. Granted those men (Rapp, Harvath) are also portrayed as super human and can come out of any tight situations, Gray Man is portrayed as invincible, can do anything against any number of men and as if laws of physics and biology does not apply to him. The story also lacks any strategic political backdrop or a big picture or a twist or anything to look forward to. It is a straight story where you know from the start who is the bad guy, what he needs and the whole story is just a time driven journey to get to the bad guy and kill him. Very disappointed with the story and I literally had to get through it quick to complete.
If you are a 'Grisham' fan, then you don't have to think twice to buy this book. This book will meet all the expectation a Grisham reader will have from him. If you have not read 'Time to kill' yet, then please read it first if you have time. If you do not have time, then I recommend you watch the movie and then start reading (hearing) this book.
Nice start to the story, Story maintains good pace, performance is very good. Overall a good book, but not a great book. I have read 'Catch me' from Lisa Gardner and Touch and Go. I would rate 'Catch me' higher than 'Touch and Go'.
Certainly not a waste of credit. If you like 'Catch me' then Go for it.
If you compare this one to Jack Reacher's 'Kill Shot', this book will be 2 stars less. I had read couple of Jack Reacher series and was expecting an exciting and thrilling story line, but was very disappointed. The story lacks the usual Jack Reacher's detective skills. The plot and the motive turns out to be very week. Do not waste your credits on this book.
The book has all the items that one would expect in a Dan Brown novel. Some of them include, a quick snippet on the historical background of the place, taking the reader back to one of Langdon's lectures back in Harvard to provide more context/background, a plot that holds until the end and a thrilling ending.
The negative includes, similar style to Davindi code or Lost symbol, almost predictable events (The way Langdon's escape from harms way is almost something you can predict if you have read some or all of his previous novel) and NOT a riveting story line.
Gone Girl was my first book from this author and this book is every bit a competitor to 'Gone Girl'. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The suspense was kept until the very last moment and keeps you guessing on the mystery. I am already looking forward to read her other book ''Sharp Objects''.
This is just simply the best. I read this right after I read Lincoln lawyer. This scores better then lincoln lawyer. I like the trial episodes which was done very well. The performance of the narrator was very impressive and adds a zest to the book reading. Overall, very satisfying experience with this book. Couldn't wait to get another Mikki Haller series.
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