There are several silly technical mistakes in this book that should have been caught and corrected before it was published. Just a few examples, Ford doesn't make the S10... Try Chevy... Glock Handguns don't have a manual safety. The safety is incorporated into the trigger. Oh, and a mistake made by so many writers... CORDITE... Bullets haven't contained Cordite as a propellant since 1945. It's production stopped at the end of WWII, yet writers continue to refer to the air hanging heavy with the smell of Cordite. Unless your shooters are using Vintage WWII bullets, it's not Cordite they are smelling :-)
The materials presented in this book are outdated. It's many references and examples of BIG BLUE, and how it was run back in 1990 are no longer representative of how the company is run today, nor how it's employees are treated. Gone are the days of the Employees coming first, or second, or even 3rd. To my knowledge, the only remaining Computer / Software company that still treats it people with respect and as individuals is SAS.
I could have done without the reader imitating the generator Alarm Sounds, over and over... I listen at night, in bed and watched my room mate jump each time...
I'm sure glad that Prius didn't have Nitrogen filled tires. Many Prius cars are sold new with Nitrogen filled tires. Barbie took a big chance choosing a Prius :-)
Yes, it was an entertaining story. A bit sad, but good.
John of course ;-)
It did open my eyes. I'm 45, Diabetic and have a pacemaker. Looks like I'll be one of the first victims in this book.
I did enjoy the story even if it was a bit sad. I really wish writers would stop refering to Cordite in their books. The last country to use Cordite stoped making it in 1945. You may be smelling some variety of gun powder, but it's not Cordite unless you happened upon a WWII Surplus stockpile. The Term Cordite is as obsolete as Leaded Gasoline.
The author needs to research firearms. The writer states that the officer thumbed the safety off her Glock... Glocks Handguns have no external lock to thumb off..... Also, Cordite hasnt been used in guns since WWII... Next time have a gun expert proof your script.
Mister DiLouie, Et Al... Please Stop it with the references to the Smell of Cordite in the air... Cordite hasn't been used in 60 plus years.... So far, I've heard references to cordite smell at least 10 times...
Since this book is written in the present with many references to the war in Iraq..
If the characters are smelling Cordite, they must have time traveled back to the Mid 1940's for a Sniff...
"Cordite is now obsolete, and it is no longer produced. It has been replaced by other propellants, such as the Improved Military Rifle (IMR) line of extruded powder or the WC844 ball propellant currently in use in the 5.56x45mm NATO. Production ceased in the United Kingdom, around the end of the 20th century, with the closure of the last of the World War II cordite factories closed"...
I enjoyed the book, but was really turned off when the reader states that Fort Bragg is in South Carolina. This is incorrect, Ft Bragg is located in the center of North Carolina, near Fayetteville, NC. Makes me wonder how accurate the rest of the book is.
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