Well paced who-dunit in the Sanford style. I disagree with a previous reviwer and find the narration very good.
I wish I had purchased the abridged copy. Or maybe skipped this book altogether.
Ken Follett knows how to tell a crackling good story, but this is not it. The book is ponderous and slow. I can imagine his editors telling him to put some sex scenes in, and they appear at regular intervals, often comically out of place.
The 21st Century social views of his main characters are as anachronistic as a quartz watch.
All in all a disappointment. I gave it a third star largely for the few spots where the plot gets exciting and does move.
The book is well read, and the author knows how to build excitement. Unfortunately, the plot too often approaches sci-fi, and resorts to the modern deus ex machina -- a dasterdly plot by government villans -- to get one more plot twist.
Jance books are always a good listen and so is Web of Evil. Compared to her other books, however, the plotting is weak and the lead character's actions sometimes lacking in credibility.
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