It begins with two devices that would require an expert in computer programming, ballistics, metallurgy, networking and covert ops that assumes everyone working at a major NYC hotel is an idiot. It continues with two characters (Cotton Malone and Danny Daniels) that have southern drawls so similar as to be indecipherable. We are introduced to a document still intact and readable 200 years after being secreted in an underground grotto that floods on a regular basis. And finally, 3 female characters, at least 2 of whom have lead relatively sedentary lives, have the ability to leap into the open ocean from a sinking ship and be picked up from rocket firing helicopters ill-equipped to deal with air-sea rescue. Absolutely preposterous. Get it it if you wish to sacrifice 12-15 hours of your life that you will never get back.
Did not read the print version.
Any of the "Holland" series by James Lee Burke. He captures western landscapes and characters in a very insightful and artful way. I love the way he handles language.
Yes, he does a great job with Burke's novels. I believe he could do other authors equally well, but I have not personally heard them. There's something about his voice that really captures the mood of the story.
Just loved it - well researched, believable, and well told.
Yes. This is the kind of novel that "pulls you in" from the start and presents well drawn and interesting characters.
Yes, very well crafted and keeps you guessing.
Yes, he's very good, especially with the Boston inflections.
Just looked forward to each listening session.
Dark, gritty, entertaining
Maybe some Dashiel Hammett novels, but much darker.
He's no hero, but you want him on your side.
I'll be getting more of the series. Yes, they are dated but so are novels by Dash Hammett, Raymond Chandler and even Robert B. Parker.
The title says it all. I still love Parker and Spenser. He will be greatly missed.
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