I thoroughly enjoyed this book but, I must admit, I already new much of the history he points out. I was a little surprised he did not go into more detail about how the American public has forgotten about the military while, at the same time, use the military as political fodder. Perhaps it is because the general public does not want to be actively involved in any form so the bumper sticker is enough to satisfy their collective conscience.
I thought this was a very delightful book but was surprised that I never new the original ending. Anne Hathaway did d wonderful job reading the book which added to my overall enjoyment.
For those of you who have never read the original, try this - you will not be disappointed.
I thought this would be a good story about the possible unlawful use of force by the American military in other countries and, to a large degree, it was. But, in telling the story, the author also provided an incredible picture of one of the most effective and efficient non-traditional military forces in the world - JSOC. It amazes how well they are trained, supplied, and led while, at the same time, are abused by the very government they serve.
This was one of the best books I have read about the US special operations world.
Great book but I am a fan of Sam Harris so I am bias. I don't think this is a book for everyone and would probably discourage the far right Christians from reading or listening to it.
I was surprised at just how well written this book was. The author was constantly entertaining and making me laugh while providing some great information. I would recommend this book to all political junkies but, be warned, when you are finished with the book Washington, politics, and journalism will have a different meaning.
Mickey is back and better than before. If the cops can cut corners so can defense lawyers and Haller does it with style.
It seems his personal life is getting better and the Haller team is really starting to shine even with the setbacks. I hope to see him again.
Wow, I was sure Harry was dead but to my total joy, he is not. He only get better and wiser as he ages. Some cops have a "something else" in them that makes them better at solving the unsolvable and that is Harry. I hope to hear more of his cases.
I liked this book much better than her last. I liked the characters and the plot. Her main characters always seem to have been in some dark places as children and she used that in this book as well. The twists and turns kept me deep in the book until the very end. I also like it because she usually has at least one strange turn in her books that, on the surface, could not be real but when examined they are, in fact, very plausible.
This was one of the stranger mysteries I heard recently. The author goes into lots of detail on meaningless points while ignoring some of the real interesting points he, himself, created. It is a fun book because of its time in history with no cell phones, communist cops and lots of people scared to death of their government and all its hidden secrets. As a side note, Kurt Wallander is on German television weekly in a series like CSI. I watched the Dogs of Riga a few weeks ago but was saddened because the ending was so different. The book is better and I recommend it.
I loved this book but it was very complicated. The twists and turns were so surprising I had to listen to some several times.
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