The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor, and betrayal.
©1981 Nelson Demille; (P)2009 Hachette
"A home-run thriller." (Chicago Tribune)
Liked the story line, characters
Exciting plot, so real
St. Patrick's attack
A little drawn out, but still exciting
Too long. I have read/listened to almost all of Nelsons books and loved most. Found my self saying "get on with it numerous times"
I don't know nor care anything about the IRA, and having the whole book done in the native accents was nails on a chalk board for my ears.
30 years ago, I would not have used the word "almost" in the review title. Nostalgia was a recurring theme throughout the novel, and I'm old enough to felt it as I listened to the 1981 novel. I liked it very much. If you can't remember when the Irish "troubles" were in the news, rather than what we read now, you may not like it. But it's a worthwhile read from a thoughtful author, and Scott Brick's accents are a bonus.
If you really like to hear the F-word over and over again then this book is perfect for you. I'm no prude but this book really went over board!
Maybe Scott Brick needs to take a break. His voice has gotten progresively whiney over the past couple of years. It's hard to listen to. He used to be the best. I used to buy books just because Brick was the narrator, now I'm swinging a full 180 degrees, looking for books he isn't reading! I'm not sure I'll be able to choke down the other two parts of this book.
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