Primo romanzo di Baldacci che leggo. Bello, l'ho letto in un paio di giorni e l'ho chiuso con una gran voglia di leggerne un'altro subito. Metto tre e non quattro stelle solo perché mi pare un po' semplice la scrittura, ma il ritmo incalzante lo fa dimenticare....Continua
This novel creates a very intense thriller story especially at the beginning. Though in the middle one might be a bit impatient and find the game to be a bit tiresome, mostly the novel has been a page-turner and I've definitely enjoyed reading it, at least for its entertainment value.
Why the bus had to be blown up (with so many people killed) was not well explained except that Prince Khalid bin Talah wanted to mess with Will Robie. Prince Talah should have killed Robie when he got a chance. Somehow, I've expected that Julie Getty to be more useful and more involved in solving all the mysteries; but at the end, she and actually even Agent Nicole Vance are a bit more like victims, rather than collaborators to Robie.
My hunch as to who the "decades-in-the-making" mole near the President was turned out to be exactly correct. Somehow I guess most readers would suspect that Annie Lambert is not just there to be a romantic partner of Robie :-) This novel gives me a little taste that I've typically come across in Japanese detective novels. Nevertheless, it's a bit frustrating to realize at the end that many clues were actually faux and just due to the fact that Talah was trying to mess with Robie.
p. 139 (2nd line) misses a close quotation mark " at the end. p. 165 (5th line) : "you didn't know know anything" has one "know" too many. p. 213 (17th line) : "he paid the back taxes" should probably be "he paid back the taxes". p.294 (2nd last line) : the last comma "," should probably be a fullstop ".". p. 392 (12th line) : "Robie thoughts went..." should probably be "Robie's thoughts went...". p. 406 (15th line) : "if wants his ass..." should probably be "if he wants his ass..."....Continua