I would recommend this to a friend who is planning a trip to Venice,
Istanbul and Florence. They will not need a guidebook.
This book is a movie script, so I would not need to go to the movie.
Should also be on travel channel.
This movie script is akin to Mission Impossible meets Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The premise is ridiculous, the author took his FODOR's and spliced in totally
irrelevant travel and historical facts. It is a Mile Wide and an Inch deep.
If you like to travel, read this book. Otherwise, never mind!
The narration is spectacular !
This book explains the dilemma of a democracy attempting to
protect itself in a world of tyrants and thieves.
When the idealists from both the American and Soviet sides realize the
reality of world currents. When the Cubans and Hungarians learn that they have been abandoned to die by American politicians.
I think that Toretti ( The Sorcerer ) was my favorite character. He had no illusions about the
impossible tasks assigned.
Each of the characters are composites of real people who have done the things described in this book. This is a non-fiction, accurate portrayal of real people. The "fiction" wrap is just a cover. This book speaks the truth.
Time after time, America has embroiled itself in stirring revolutions covertly, only to back out when the political risks become apparent-- leaving countless millions abandoned on the beaches of war-- many to be slaughtered. Generations of desk politicians have made the same mistakes over and over. Hungary, Bay of Pigs, Venezuela, Vietnam,-- and on and on. It has run counterproductive to what we say we espouse.
Those who are on the frontlines of shadow wars are in danger. Idealistic young lives
developed in this book frequently devolved into self-doubt. Very sad.
If you want to learn the reality of career intelligence officers, this book shows it all.
If you want to understand the foibles of a democracy stumbling around the world and engaging in hypocritical policies, read this book.
If you want to understand the lives of some real heroes of America, visit the careers of men and women who put themselves in danger to protect us and our pocket books.
There are those who will risk it all for this country. They are unknown, unappreciated, and frequently tormented by politicians and journalists. You will meet them all here. Read this book.
Bosch never gives up. No matter the obstacles, the twists and turns and the
false leads, Bosch finds the way !
Bosch never stops giving. He has limitless surprises in his character.
Cariou is Bosch. Bosch is Cariou.
Len captures every aspect of the Bosch character and it is tough to
believe another Bosch narrator.
The depravity of the killer shakes you. He could be anyone you meet.
You ask yourself repeatedly: " is this pure evil inevitably with us --- always?
Will we never be completely safe? Who can we completely trust? Where does
evil come from? Where does it go?
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