The story is weak and slow. I was hoping for a more imaginative book with better character development.
This was the first Michael Connelly book I have ever listened to, and I was not very impressed. I felt that it was a great look at an average cop going through the basics of an investigation. There were very few creative twists in the case and the lead character did not impress me with any keen insights. My real gripe about the story is that this case has been unsolved for seventeen years and two cops get on the job and close it in under a week?just a little unbelievable. I found the narrator spot on for some characters and just awful for others. I have been listening to audiobooks for over ten years and just was not impressed.
This book is well written, well researched and well read. It reads like a spy novel. I would, however caution reader to follow up with research of there own. There is much that is left out of this book. Primarily that the US involvement in the Afghan war is what led to Pakistan's creation of an atomic bomb. A point touched on but not developed in this fascinating read. All in all this is a wonderful audiobook; and a great start to understanding the United States' tenuous relationship with the current Pakistani administration.
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