This story is frequently implausible. Seems like the author is being paid by the word count. He often waxes long about the philosophy of spying. It?s a fair read (listen) but I have read much better Ludlum in the past.
Yes, it's about orchids, but it's really about obsession, passion, collecting, and the meaning of life. Also theft, greed, bizarre collectors and explorers. This is the best book I've listened to in a couple of years.
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