The plot establishes an underground patriot network resolved to getting the country back on track and do away with entrenched partisan politics. Term Limits it the very best of Vince Flynn!
Congressman Michael O'Rourke and Scott Coleman.
When O'Rourke whipped Stu Garrett in the Oval office.
No any particular moment the overall concept and planning seemed excellently composed.
Outstanding read. I have 9 Vince Flynn audio books. This should be made into screenplay and a movie.
Someone who isn't bored with an over elongated plot and is served by a disjointed and easy and very predictable ending.
I have many Preston and Child books including the Agent Pendergast series. All, including their individual works, are typically well designed and congruent. Thus, I consider this more of an anomaly than their true to form books with more thoroughly developed characters and intricately plausible plots.
A satisfactory job. His character development was weak which subsequently led to a less than fulfilling narration. Collins didn't provide much pop in his depictions. Not to his fault, Preston and Child provided a very cryptic characterization of the lead characters for him to work with.
Gideon and girl.. I say "girl" because her character was loosely developed at best. Both spend way too much time on the island developing the final sequence leading to the climax. It was as if L&C were trying to redevelop Homer's 'Odyssey' regarding the escape from the cyclops. Moreover, far too much time is spent on the cyclops characterization. The authors then rush into the epilog, concluding with Gideon signing on for the next episode..
Gideon needs to be better developed and have a bit more masculine swagger. The 'girl' made all the tough decisions and ultimately controlled the lead character - Gideon. Perhaps they were attempting to develop a new female lead...In any case, I found the overall effort disappointing.
Yes. The timely information and background philosophy incorporated within is timeless.
Reardon and John Galt. Readon for his tenacity to stand in opposition of a corrupt and pathetic government. Galt for his desire to remake society as it should be, with willing independent entrepreneur's working together in true capitalistic fashion. Galt dropped out and started over, enlisting the best and brightest through a co-operative revision of what capitalism should truly be, instead of allowing government to feed of those shouldering the weight of a society weakened by entitlement.
So many were good, I can't pick just one.
John Galt's soliloquy.
It was wonderful that Ayn Rand used a female as the heroine, given the time of publication.
The plot was relatively flat on a bland terrorist plot to EMP the US. It ended abruptly as did the bad guys he had started to develop but left half baked. Even the use of Scot Harvath's computer wiz midget was innocuous and disconnected.
Enrich the EMP connection with fact based information about the action. Involve some government agencies that oversee this activity not just the routine Anti-terroism units - NSA, DHS and routine support characters. The connection in North Korea was weak. And, the Chinese "Princelings" component added little if any suspense. That was precisely what was lacking in this novel, suspense and unpredictability. Too formulaic....
Scott Harvath, but he was detached from most of the real actions of the story.
Come on Brad, you are better than this. It was as if the editor put you on a deadline and you needed to respond. Your usually insightful dramatic flair was conspicuously absent in this effort.
Common discussion instead of spiritual babble and unfounded assertions.
The work reviews spirituality as if it is a foreign subject and attempted to place an esoterical component within a subject that should be simply presented. It was written as if he were talking to Ph.D students instead of those searching for personal enlightenment.
From plot to action this Mitch Rapp thriller even brings Irene Kennedy into the action.I only wish we indeed had operatives who worked for America the way these fictional characters do. Brilliant...!
By ensuring that the antagonist - VP Ross a detractor of the CIA, remained arrogant and untouchable until the very end was well done. The CIA's leverage placed upon the Swiss bankers to play ball was outstanding. And finally, in showing the clandestine elements associated with Saudi Arabia and their money lines linked to terrorism was well crafted.
The climax with Kennedy's involvement.
Too much in it for that.
Brilliantly weaved together. I would have liked to have learned of the Saudi connection being disposed of in the end.
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