Back from the Cold War, intelligence officer Keith Landry returns to his hometown of Spencerville, Ohio. Twenty-five years after their last encounter, Keith runs into his first love, Annie, now unhappily married to the town's chief of police - an abusive alcoholic. In his efforts to reclaim Annie, Keith will have to draw on all the skills of a violent lifetime.
©1995 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio
Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc
Slowest moving DeMille novel I've read. Leading characters, also, seem to be the stupidist. Very disappointing!
Chuck Pittman, Jr.
I guess I was expecting more of DiMille's humor to be in the story. It did have good plot and was read very well. I enjoyed it.
At about 10 hours into this performance I was wondering why I was continuing with this story. Very slow to get started, and very slow to develop any suspense. I slogged through to finish the story, and find the story so simplistic I wonder how it could have taken so long to complete. Cannot be the authors best work.
Yes, almost always for this genre.
The sheriff. He was a cartoon, but somehow became real, even though he was totally predictable.
Yes. It awakened in me those long ago feelings for a woman whom I have loved my whole life. She has been happily married for decades, but, somehow, that doesn't matter. She has never lost contact with me, even to this day; 55 years and counting. So, pieces of this story were very moving for me. Thanks for the memories.
Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.
The story line was very well thought out. After listening to all of DeMille's books I was waiting for more dramatic turns yet they didn't appear. Also missing is Nelson's sense of humor. He is full of quick wit and there was little to be appreciated. This is the lowest mark I have given MR. DeMillieb
I love thrillers!! Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Michael Connolley, John Sanford, David Baldacci, and others! These authors can make a long road trip very enjoyable!
Loved the themes in this book. They rang true and matched up with some of my own thoughts.
The scenes of Cliff Baxter's brutality were too frequent and too long.
Not my favorite DeMille book and still worth listening to.
I am a big fan of Demille and Brick however the book was not on par with his best novels. Also the reading made me think Boss Hog in Alabama vice some jerk in Ohio.
I would warn them about the use of the f... word. It must be used 500 times! The word is used way to often!!
I love to listen to Scott Brick. He always does a great job and brings the story to life.
Other than the language, it was a good story
I love DeMilles other works, so this was disappointing.
The story line need a lot more attention and focus. It seemed to stumble all around not sure where to go. The "Hero" is introduced as a soldier-spy expert, yet can't do anything right and is out-maneuvered by the supposedly Neanderthal villain at every turn. It is painful to watch the hero miss every sign of the disaster to come, page after page.
The story had a lot of potential, but it was never developed. It comes across as a lot of random thoughts thrown together and wandering blindly through the night.
Gold Coast is the one I'm listening to now. MUCH BETTER.
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