Halfway across Europe, a terrified academic fears for his life. Richard Byrd has nearly uncovered the location of a magnificent treasure. But there are those who have dedicated their lives to protecting it, and they will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery.
©2008 Chris Kuzneski Inc.; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I was hoping for so much more. I listened with embarrassment as the characters never progressed beyond stereo typical Hollywood American super men and a typical California blond bombshell. I was totally turned off by the way in which Kuzneski's characters condicended to the European characters in the book. The Americans are portrayed as being so much superior and so much more savy than all the other characters in the novel. The Europeans are portrayed as bumbling & groveling subordinates to the American super intellect and ultimate understanding. It's as if Kunzneski believes that if you weren't born an American, you are destined to be subordinate to the super humans of the American Empire. I found the story concept interesting enough to finish listening to the book, but in the end was disapointed by the totally predictable ending. So in a nutshell - very distasteful stereo typical American super human characters with no depth to whom all other forms of humanity must grovel. Interesting story concept, but totally predictable.
I really like Chris Kuzneski books, this one is my favourite. It has everything Payne & Jones are a great duo and Dial is a great character as well. It is action packed and great listen. Jeff Harding always does a fantastic job with the narration. If you like Rollins, Berry etc try it.
I really enjoyed this book and found myself sitting in the car whilst parked on the drive just to listen to it for a while longer. Great action thriller, bringing several separate story lines together well for a great ending. The mix of characters works well and the narration is excellent. Probably not for you if you are a literature snob, but its great escapism. Just downloading Kuzneski's other book now!!
During my life I have read many rubbish books, but this must stand among the worst. An attempted combination of Lee Child & Dan Brown, it fails miserably!
Twaddle from beginning to end - a complete waste of a month's credit.
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