This short story is a great bridge between Seasons Two and Three of the TV Show. Damien Lewis does his usual outstanding job as the character Brody, but also as the additional characters in this short story.
Nonstop action for the Gray Man as he first takes out an old enemy and then goes on the run from a new wine
I am not a military person, nor do I come from a military family. Keeping in mind that background, this book by Thomas Ricks, still has the ring of truth about it's conclusions. In detailing individual general's and the system's, successes and failures, strengths and shortcomings, The author makes a case for strategic as well as tactical training of officers. Today we have an army that is tactically trained, but sorely lacking in strategic, creative thinking. Generals who know how to win a war but have no idea what to do after they have won.
The author also takes on the thorny issue of how and why officers are currently promoted.
This book is very well written and easy to read for the non-military person. Most of the conclusions seem like common sense.
Sometimes difficult to follow, but ties up all the loose ends in the history of Will with Amanda and Evelyn.
Tightly drawn characterization and plot. The suspense builds to a crescendo at the end. Masterful storytelling as always from Karin Slaughter.
Will Trent is a good man, but broken in places by the situations of his life. This lends realism to this well-crafted mystery.
The author is very good at not telegraphing what's coming next. Suspenseful to the end, with many realistic twists and turns.
Some of the reader's Southern voices are somewhat contrived and not true.
Although this story starts out a little slow, as far as character development goes, soon you will be immersed in a very interesting world. As the layers of mystery build the author is careful not to telegraph the answers. You will be kept on the edge of your seat until the very end.
This story is very suspenseful, with many twists and turns. The performance is excellent. Once started you will want to read at every opportunity.
Originally, I read the books as they were published and thoroughly enjoyed them. This time I decided to read them back to back, and found I enjoyed them even more. I did not think this was possible, but these books are so complex, it is just not possible to get everything the first time through.
I recommend this exercise to all who love the Outlander series, as you will surely find scenes that you missed or misinterpreted before.
I laughter and cried, and held my breath... Could not put it down... One of the best stories I've ever read...inside the head of the dog and the man as they heal each other; plus a great crime story. These are characters that I will never forget...
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