The way the author pulled me right into the middle of the action.
Yes. I know a lot of authors leave you hanging at the end of a chapter to keep you reading, but this author has truly mastered it! Twice I had to leave the character of Sam Vincent hanging by a thread, I actually felt guilty about leaving him hanging there. And he was not the only character left hanging.
This is a tough one, all the characters were good. But Sam Vincent was outstanding, he was always struggling with his legal ethics but unwilling to leave Earl Swagger in a bad situation. The author never wavers from the characters personality traits. Sam was a lawyer through and through all the way through the story. The only thing that surprised me about him was his "girlfriend"! Of course, friends only, not a mistress. That would have been outside the envelope.
Yes, because there were only seven men (and one great female chacter) going up against so many evil characters. I also wanted to get to the reasoning behind the doctor, why he would do such evil things.
This was my first Earl Swagger novel, I have already read all the Bob Lee Swagger novels and frankly, I couldn't believe they could keep up with the action and characters of the Bob Lee stories. They sure did. On to the next! Thanks to Stephen Hunter for such fine entertainment.
I have not read the print version of this story, but cannot imagine it could be better than the audible version. My reason behind this is the narrator, Buck Schirner. He is absolutely the best narrator I have ever heard. I could just see him, dressed in khakis, a cigar clenched in his teeth, he just sounds like I imagine Bob Lee would sound!
I liked the new, older version of Bob Lee. Just as tough and wiry as ever, but now he is acting as more of a consultant, someone who has been there, and done that many times and as such is a great help to all the agencies with which he deals.
Well, I guess I already answered that question. He really brings the military aspect of Bob Lee out. He also sounds older than the previous narrators, so he really fits the part.
No, it was a little more multi-layered, so I prefered listening for 45 to 60 minutes, and then thinking about what I heard and letting it sink in.
A great book! Keep them coming Mr. Hunter
Written something with some action that moved along more quickly than syrup in January.
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