I enjoyed the Jack Noble Series until I came to Book 9, which was complicated with too many subplots and characters. The confusion was greatly amplified in many places where the characters names were wrong as well as the gender of the personal pronouns, e.g.,“he” was used where “she” belonged and vice versa.
Now, Book10 didn’t suffer so much from these problems, and the book switched back and forth between two stories, one in the present day and the other when Jack was a young boy, which was a very enjoyable style.
However, there were continual defeats of the present-day Jack.The author should have broken up all these back-to-back dismal failures by an occasional win. The failures also included a detailed description of the young Jack’s inability to prevent his sister’s death, which earlier books in the series had mentioned but not described.
At the ending the author finally threw in a win for the present-day Jack in order to continue the series with a principal character who was alive. But even this was a close call where Jack barely managed to prevail with a lucky break. And, for the first time, the author finally indicated what Jack had been up against all along, more or less. Then Jack loses his lover and ends up in the hands of an old enemy.
Joy, joy, joy.
In brief, you might consider skipping Book 10 unless you would enjoy 338 pages of Jack’s continual defeats. Indeed, I’ll be very leery of Book 11.
Martin Fricke, Ph.D.