Child hides the plot twists well and all details come together in the end... HOWEVER... Child uses this book as a podium to promote his liberal-athiest political convictions: mixing incorrect assumptions about US military into ideas plausible to the naive & reproach for anything religious.
We read fiction to divert our minds from CNN, ABC, etc. Why inject personal convictions and viewpoints into the story as though they are established societal norms? Sure, provoke thought and inspire concern, but don't assume we should all share the author's value system and political beliefs! Child should stick to mystery and suspense and stay out of "politically correctness" indoctrination.
Baldacci must have had a publisher's deadline for this one. The plot is disjointed, unrewarding, and basically not believeable. Any effort toward a "plot-twist" ends up seeming like a conjured fabrication to try to glue the fragmented story together. The narration is slow and not enjoyable.
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