Love this story! Some of his better work. I couldn't help being transported back to high school with this superb writing. Love the character spoon. Highly recommend this for any fan of this author.
I was happy to see Mr. Guidall remember how Tomlinson sounds again, but this book was pretty unremarkable. There was nothing riveting and it moved in a predictable path. The lunatic guy in the book was very unbelievable as a character, I found his character one-dimensional.
The last several books I have read by RWW, I've rallied against Doc dating Hannah Smith. But now that they sort of broke it off, I miss her. Doc is still my favorite character, but Ms. Smith is pretty remarkable too.
Tomlinson has become a third tier character now, I miss having his more cavalier moments in the books. While his demeanor remained the same, and several passages where classic Tomlinson, he became a bit of the side show in this one. I would love to see him and Doc go on a "vacation" together, or would love to see Doc get more involved with one of his kids and get the heck out of Florida for a change.
I read the first book in the series when I was working in American Samoa, so it was quite fitting that I picked up this book during my next visit to American Samoa about a month ago.
This book does not disappoint, it rockets through the fast paced plotline, and I found myself sitting in the car for an extra ten minutes to finish a chapter, only to want "just a bit more" of the next chapter.
Paris, going to pick up "to Paris with love" to explore this character some more. She is one character that is just right.
Missed in this book:
Orlando's women, spent to much time having baby momma drama with the Haitian woman.
London was very undervalued in this book, not much going on with her at all, other than annoying Paris.
Worst part of the Book:
LC taking a significant lessor role in the organization, but still "pulling the strings" from time to time. If we want LC to go away, then make him go away, but don't do this "semi-retired" thing, it's annoying.
I listened to this book while I was working in Guam. While it wasn't his best work, it was still pretty entertaining. I like a strong female lead in books, but what I found a bit odd was some of the plot items of this book, the Captain of the main protagonist seems like he acted outside of his professional control several times and I found that part to be a bit unbelievable.
Loved this book! I am typically pretty good at discovering where a story is going and predicating the ending, but this one blew me away! Can't wait to read the next on in the series. Lil' sister is quite......well I won't ruin it for you.
Only thing I would change is the role of the Bourgeoisie Mother, I thought she could have played a bigger role in pulling some of the strings.
Poor performance and mediocre story at best. I am a die hard fan of the series and I had trouble getting through this one. As other reviews stated, the narrator is not good, but the story is not a whole lot better.
This story does have the same race against the clock urgency to it, and I like the intelligence of the dark energy discussions. I even like the new character, the African American female scientist. But this book is missing an arch nemesis, a "specter like" organization that is trying to manipulate the world as sigma races to overcome the best laid plans.
I will read the next book in the series, but I hope the publisher finds a better narrator.
I really like RWW's writing style and books. What I really don't like about the Hanna Smith novels is that they don't stand apart from his other books. Hanna shouldn't interact with Doc Ford in my opinion, let alone be his girlfriend. Randy....Hanna needs her own life!
Hanna's sidekick is a large body builder who happens to be gay, this character really bothers me, and seems to be based on a cliché.
The story in this book is just good enough to keep me interested.
This storyline takes a while to get going, I think I was 1/4 done with the book before it really grabbed my attention. There are parts of the book that were some intriguing that I wish the author never strayed to one of the other characters.
My favorite was when Lev Peshkov met the English character's parents when Daisy was marrying Boyd. The sharp tongue of Lev really made that part of the book great. I think I actually clapped!
Another part of the book I loved was Greg and Jackie Jakes, this impossible relationship was very interesting to me.
I wish the war in the pacific would have gotten more attention than it did. It would have been nice to see a Japanese perspective in the book, perhaps a new family split between Japan and America.
I look forward to the next book in the series coming out on Audible.
Loved this short story. When I was a kid, I read a lot of my grandfather's detective dime novels. These books were a noir genre of the classic cop books of his day.
Nelson Demille's has crafted John Corey. I loved John Corey since the first novel the character appeared. John Corey is the closest thing to the classic detectives of my youth. He is the perfect cop, he is a smart, funny, cunning, flawed, emotional and deliberate. I love how this plot slowly unravels. Not to complicated to be unbelievable, but complex enough to keep you guessing. A classic who-dun-it detective novel.
Keep the coming Mr. Demille.
I've been reading R.W.W. for several years now, after I picked up an audiobook from the library about five years ago. I really like the majority of his work. The book was pretty good. I like Hana Smith, she's definitely the type of woman that I would find attractive. I like her down the business nature and no nonsense demeanor.
What I don't like so far is that the book is essentially set in the same location as the Doc Ford novels. I love Doc Ford, he reminds me of my Grandfather. The guy who is underestimated, but is surprisingly strong willed and strong minded.
What I really dislike most about the direction of this book is an alluded to romance between Doc Ford and Hana.....(YAWN!) This is so over done in novels, movies etc etc. Doc and Hana will play cat and mouse, they would be perfect together...but wait, they had that moment and if only "that thing/event/phone call/doorbell" didn't interrupt them......Randy, Move Hana somewhere else! James Patterson has both Alex Cross and Lindsey Boxer, but they work in much different parts of the United States.
Hana has the makings of a strong character, move her butt out of Florida and into Savannah, Tybee Island, Honolulu, Astoria (OR), Charleston, St. Pete or some other place where she doesn't touch Doc Ford again. This Character needs to be independent of Ford!
I picked up this one prior to a week long trip to Saipan. I would spend many long hours in a car and I was so looking forward to this book. But, unfortunately, the book was not very good. Character development was decent, but the plot was a bit thin. There is nothing worse in a book than it being predictable. The narration was awesome, the story was so easy to unravel, there was no gripping tale, intrigue or just one more chapter.
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