This was billed as a mystery novel, but lacks one key element of a good mystery--there is no way for the reader to figure out "who did it" until it's revealed at the end. I don't like this kind of revelatory ending. The main characters are thoughtfully written and compelling, but the plot was a bit thin.
After 13 years in the corporate world, I recognize the sales guys in this novel. Unfortunately. If I have to listen to how AWESOME a sales executive's latest Powerpoint presentation is, I would at least insist that he pay for lunch. I found the main character to be shallow and none too bright, and the characterization of special forces as darkly omnipotent criminals to be offensive. The story is completely tedious for the first several hours. The dialogue is clunky and odd--my boss has never shouted, "What goes on here?" instead of "What's going on here?" This book is the first time I have ever needed Fast playback on my iPod, and I'm only still listening because I started it with my husband, and don't want to blink first. Use your credits elsewhere.
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