I really enjoyed this book and was compelled to continue to (listen) to more and more; effectively a page turner. The mystery was well paced and developed and the setting (Thailand) was very interesting, with cultural references. This murder mystery kept me going and at the end when the threads fell together it was gratifying... that is until the "climactic scene" at the end (I won't spoil) that completely too far and destroys the suspension of disbelief.
Other than that scene, it was a very entertaining ride.
I enjoyed the previous "short stories" of Keller's (the main character's) hits. This book is a novel form, and so is less focused on the various hits of a hitman, and more on the introspective thoughts of a man who's career is winding down; overlayed on the more interesting premise that the man is a hitman "on the run". The novel form in itself pretty much by definition means there will be a lot "in the middle" with no action. Even without the "action", it still developed the main character as he made choices as a hitman would need to, given his circumstances. For this reason, I enjoyed the book along similar lines to the previous books.
Voice acting by Poe was professional and appropriate for the subject matter.
My only complaint was that not nearly enough time was spent on developing the final antagonist. This reader felt that I did not know the final antagonist at all. In fact, I felt there wasn't enough material to convince me he was the appropriate target for Keller to confront. For this reason, it feels that when the book ends, it ends abruptly, and with a rushed finish.
For these reasons, I give 95% of the book 4/5 stars, but the ending 2/5 stars.
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