Olivia Manning, "The Spoilt City."
Wouldn't know where to begin.
Robinson combines weak plotting with poor writing. All of the players, both good guys and bad guys, make inexplicably bad choices in their actions. I mean, a professional sets out to secretly and single-handedly kill four veteran terrorists and their supporting henchmen without a noise-suppressed firearm of some sort? Robinson also seems wildly unfamiliar with any of the minimal technology (explosives, GPS tracking)he includes in the plot. Sigh.
As for the writing, Robinson has poor control of his imagery (metaphors, similes, etc.)and displays poor word use. He'll use a word in a way slightly off its accepted meaning, not enough to disrupt the reader, but more than enough to irritate. While not as bad as, say, "Special Topics in Calamity Physics," it is well down at the bottom of the class.
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