Slay Ride starts in low but quickly shifts into high gear as you are introduced to a sociopathic cabdriver who escalates a minor disagreement with a fare into full blown life and death conflict with the lives of innocent people hanging in the balance. This is a very good tale of what can happen when two people have an unhappy ride to the airport for one of them to catch a flight. This kind of confrontation happens thousands of times a day in modern America, road rage that starts innocently enough and then boils over in senseless retribution and revenge. Hang on to your seat and go along for the ride with the cabbie from hell.
A very good read and on the high level of intrigue and suspense that I have come to expect from this author. The clues are all there and Mr.Bernhardt does an amazing job of almost making you like a generally despicable man who places power and excess above the people he is supposed to be serving. Bashing polititions is so much fun because they so richly deserve our distain. Don't worry about the liberal/conservative retoric, just sit back and enjoy the ride because it is well worth your time.
The Millionaires simply proves that "there ain't no free lunches"! Every man has his price and for Ollie that price is $3,000,000.00! Faced with an opportunity to pull off the perfect crime (a crime no one knows about) Ollie and his brother,Charlie, jump in with both feet. Yet only moments after taking the leap they are suddenly thrown into a situation that only goes from bad to worse every time they try to extricate themselves from it. Before long bullets are flying, people are dieing and everything points to them being on the next slabs at the morgue. This book is light and doesn't bear great scrutiny to determine its feasibility, but it is also very entertaining. If you have a few hours to spare it will satisfy.
Yes, this is a long book. Yes it is not easily digested, and yes it requires more than average concentration to enjoy, but it is also Robert Ludlum's work. To those reviewers who complain about it's pace and about its complexity I have to ask what they expected? Ludlum's work is a finely detailed portrait of implausible heroes thrust into near impossible situations against powerful foes. Anyone expecting a light,breezy watercolor of a book has no business reading Ludlum in the first place. If you are not into finely detailed characters and their interaction with one another, read another book. If you can't appreciate a complex plot, with many turns and twists, read another book. When you make the decision to read a Ludlum book you are committing yourself to investing time and concentration into it. This book, like all of my favorite Ludlum books, requires an effort to grasp and understand it's intricate structure. If you know Ludlum you understand that starting one of his novels is going to take you on a trip that is not suited for a day's effort. This book requires at least a long week-end, preferable longer, to absorb and savor in order to appreciate it. This book is not "fast food", it is an exquisite dinner to be enjoyed slowly and with deep appreciation of characters who you can only envy for their perseverence and originality as they grapple with great adversity. If you are willing to give it the time and effort it deserves, The Amsler Warning will remind you why Mr. Ludlum's passing is a cause of regret and mourning for his fans worldwide.
Mayday grabs you by the throat and makes it impossible to stop listening as it rockets you from 62,000 feet to sea level in a throbing, nerve wrenching trip of life and death. Just when you think that the tension and chaos can't continue, their intensity grows. When a huge, supersonic transport is mistakenly targeted by an errant missle being tested the the United States Navy in violation of the latest arms treaty all hell breaks out. In a desperate race of survival an amateur pilot must sieze control of the giant transport after the flight crew is either killed or incapacitated. In a battle against huge odds a man, a woman and a child's life hang in the balance when the military decides to cover their mistake by shooting the airliner down at the same time that the airline management and its insuror are also plotting to have it crash to avoid liablility for the three hundred passengers who have been irrevocably damaged by oxygen deprivation caused by the accident. Burn the midnight oil and take a trip you will long remember. The story will have you crying Mayday too as it thrusts you into the thick of the action. It will have you squirming in your seat and grabing for the operating controls of the aircraft right along with the characters as they careen from one emergency to another against impossible odds.
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