A terrific thriller, there was even humour hidden among the blood, gore and twisted minds. Far fetched, certainly and very gritty but highly entertaining and beautifully narrated by Ian Hanmore. I am really looking forward to the next book by Stuart MacBride, hoping to meet up with the same characters again.
I was engrossed in this book from the start although I found some of the characters very harsh and some of the scenes were brutal. I loved the problem solving skills used to untangle the crimes and the way the team each pitched their unique skills to arrive at the truth. The plot reminded me of Ian Rankin with the gloves off, clever, intuitive, gritty and at times funny.
I haven't heard Ian Hanmore before but love his Scottish accent and would like to hear more of him narrating .
At times the book made me laugh but the humour was secondary and almost covert.
I loved this book, it captured my imagination and managed to be both far fetched and totally believable at the same time. The considerable talents of the writer and the narrator
combined to make this a wonderful audio experience.
I have already recommended this book to several friends. I can't believe it hasn't generated more buzz. It is a superbly crafted thriller, intelligent and highly engaging.
The two main characters, one a U.S.A secret service agent and the other a terrorist working alone to destroy the western world are both well developed characters, who elicit the reader's respect because of their single minded determination and commitment to their very different objectives. The hotel manager in the Turkish resort provides comic relief via his unique delivery of the English language.
The narrator is well suited to the story he tells. His voice is pleasant and well modulated and surprisingly matter of fact regardless of the scene he is describing.He is a perfect fit for the novel, and is able to tell the story in a manner that is engaging, low profile and very convincing.
A new brand of terrorism that makes suicide bombing seem benign.
This was an amazing listening experience. It was a long novel but I was so engrossed in the plot the time flew by and I didn't want the book to end.
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