A truly excellent first effort from an "insider's" perspective (Henshaw was a former CIA analyst). Also adds some Tom-Clancy-like military action.
Choppy reading in places; poor transitions (e.g., often provides no audible pause when scenes change.)
(Sorry...three words just didn't work!)
No, but it gave me goosebumps a few times -- some of the scenarios were way too plausible!
Reallly looking forward to Henshaws next effort. I'll buy it for sure!
While there are indeed disturbing scenes in the book (never has war been captured more graphically in print, nor the horrors of German concentration camps), the writing is lovely, the characters very real and believable, and the reading by Edward Herrmann is spectacularly good. (His accents are wonderful and help easily distinguish the different characters). Not for everyone, certainly, but one of my best "reads" in years!
Really enjoyed this...nice humor, twisted plot lines, good characters. Reader has excellent command of voices and conveys the humor and drama in excellent fashion (though wish he would pause briefly at "change of scene!" Carmellini is a very promising character...
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