Best-selling author James P. Hogan presents a riveting, near-future, high-tech thriller about the rise to power of a third American political party - and the potentially lethal consequences of this rise when a nuclear warhead disappears.
©1989 James P. Hogan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I was actually looking under the new releases for Sci-Fi and Fantasy, saw this book and thought I would give this a try. It was an "anti-tax", "big government is the bogeyman and the root of all evil" rant disguised as a story.
I could take the drivel, to each his own opinion, but it completely corrupted the entire book - the guy couldn't even go to the airport without going off on some tangent about how the government ruined everything.
The characters were extremely one dimensional - no depth, all specifically designed to drive home a point - not to weave a good story. The dialogue was forced (evenly laughably at times - so there was some unexpected enjoyment).
I listened to the end, hoping that the Sci-Fi Fantasy portion would come out, hoping for something amazing at the end to redeem the book, but nothing.
The speaker was OK - I actually gave her a two because I couldn't tell if I was laughing at her "male impersonations," or the silly dialog that the males were saying. She may be better in a different book.
Another really good book by James P. Hogan. But it is the performance by Moe Egan that I really recommend. She is one of the best narraters in the industry. I will read any book that she narrates. She is that good.
It was an interesting political mystery involving regular people and the few that control everything. Along the way was an interesting exposé on the effects of excessive regulation.
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