Now they've gone too far with a plan to change their situation and their world is falling apart. To save their own lives, they've had to take the lives of others. Tensions and rivalries they thought long buried are flaring to angry life. The clock is ticking on a situation they don't understand. As things unravel faster and faster, each of them will have to choose between saving everything they treasure and doing the right thing. And for four people pushed to the ragged edge, the only thing more dangerous than the men coming after them might be their best friends.
©2009 Marcus Sakey; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
If you haven't read Sakey before, don't read this one first. Both Good People and The Blade Itself are better books, more tightly plotted, better dialog, characters more believable.
This book takes over an hour to get going, and it's a boring hour. The plot is predictable, there are no real surprises. The characters are interesting, but somewhat shallow. The final hour more or less makes up for the first.
The narrator does a workmanlike job.
Really liked The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey. Well thought out, the central story is exciting, suspenseful, and kept me listening till the very end. The events are viewed separately by the four principal characters ala' Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, light, in chapters which blend well. The only part that didn't quite work for me was the ending, but others may really enjoy it. Definitely a good read.
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