I loved the many little stories within the story. I also loved how the author was able to humanize the bad guys. Perry made the reader understand each character and sympathize or even empathize with some of the baddies.
From reading comments on other Perry novels it appears that he tends to stop his stories abruptly. This story was similar in that respect but I was okay with it because everything came together - and he allowed the reader to make his/her own ending on a couple of subplots. Overall a great read. One small issue was the fact that the narrator mispronounced a number of the Los Angeles street names which can be annoying to a local. For example, imagine the street name Sepulveda in the wrong hands. LOL.
Mr. Child has a great imagination but it is necessary to suspend disbelief to get past some rather unlikely events. The USSS would not give any private person (military experience or not) carte blanche as was done in this book.
Further research could have been done to assure accuracy. For example - Glocks do not have external safety's. This is something the writer should have known. Maybe I'm just too picky.
I enjoyed his performance. Great, as usual.
I purchased this audio book knowing that it wouldn't be the same as the TV show but hoping it would still be entertaining. What I found was that the author's style was way too comedic for my tastes. We are supposed to suspend all logic. We are also to believe that he and his sister would step into some situations that clearly no person, let alone police officer, would consider without significant backup. I caught myself fast forwarding through the last 1/3 of the book. I guess I'll stick to Showtime. Two stars was actually charitable.
First of all, I don't understand why the other reviewer refers to this as a Christian religious book. It isn't.
If this book was a film it would be considered "Film Noir." I enjoyed the author's writing style. That being said, I didn't think much of the characters. The most likable of the bunch are the American Indian girl and the gambler... and that's not saying much. Also, without giving it away, I'd have to say that when the book ended I found myself unsatisfied.
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