I love Michael Connelly. I like everything that Michael Connelly writes. But this however is not a Michael Connelly book. The plot is plodding and the suspense is absent. I couldn't keep listening. If you want to hear a popular author off his game then get this book. Regarding some of the other reviews... Google the term "puppet sock".
I've never skipped through a Nelson DeMille novel before. He is one of my favorites.
There way to many setup scenes that play out sloooowly. The prose of the first 7/8 of the book is like the collaborative effort of le Carre' and Tolstoy. I'm used to John Corey running down hill with his hair on fire. This novel plays out in Yemen - one of the most dangerous places on earth - and there is less action and suspense than any single chapter of the Lion books.
The novel is almost devoid of suspense till the last few chapters. And the final scene/epilogue: well.... let's just say teleportation must have been employed. Very disappointing.
It won't stop me from buying his next book. I hope I don't feel like a sucker.
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