Publisher: Forge Books
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This starts out like a National Treasure-type adventure, but gets bogged down in political bickering and characters busy grandstanding for things they don’t really believe in. The half of the book devoted to characters long dead (flashbacks of a sort) are good, but ultimately Martin introduces too many characters to keep track of without providing a list, or better yet, a family tree. The biggest disappointment is the main character, who comes across as an asshole until late in the book when he suddenly finds eloquence. By then it’s far too late.
Jason said on May 22, 2009, 02:28
I like historical fiction especially when cast in a thriller. This one had times when it was just a bit too convoluted, but nonetheless I very much enjoyed its going back and forth between present day and tracing the path of an annotated draft of the constitution from when it was stolen in 1787 to modern day. All of this enmeshed in the politics of different eras of American history.
I will read more of this author.
kensington said on Jun 27, 2007, 16:19