Monday, October 21, 2013
Left me hanging
The writing was crisp but the dialogue seemed done before and it was difficult to see the difference between characters since they all had a similar speech pattern.
The central character, Joe Hunter, was likened to Jack Reacher on the jacket cover but I failed to see the resemblance. Hunter is a much more flawed character, his reflexes are sometimes less than what a reader would expect and he seemed gullible at times. Reacher is the ultimate professional.
I enjoy reading thrillers but the group of evil men in this book were unintelligent and foolish in much of their behavior in leaving themselves open to attack and failure to anticipate consequences.
Up to the conclusion, the plot did get my attention but the conclusion was disappointing.