The Marching Season
Not what I expected - and too contrived!
I only started reading these books by Daniel Silva because of an interview C.J. Mahaney had with the theologian Wayne Grudem. He was asked what he read for personal enjoyment. Wayne Grudem responded: "I just finished a new Vince Flynn novel, Extreme
I only started reading these books by Daniel Silva because of an interview C.J. Mahaney had with the theologian Wayne Grudem. He was asked what he read for personal enjoyment. Wayne Grudem responded: "I just finished a new Vince Flynn novel, Extreme Measures. I think I have read all of his books and I enjoyed them a lot (the terrorists are the bad guys and the Americans are the good guys, and the Americans win in the end). But I liked this last one the least because it was so inconclusive at the end. I've also enjoyed a number of spy novels by Daniel Silva within the last year (the hero is an Israeli Mossad agent). These are "escape" novels that give my brain a change of pace." Well, The Marching Season is the second one I've read and I'm not really impressed with it. I believed the book to be about the situation in Northern Ireland during the troubles but, although it concentrates a fair portion of the novel on that period, it wanders off into other realms. I found this quite annoying so only gave it four stars. I had hoped it would have dealt more with the conflict rather than the quite bizarre and rather mysterious group of individuals who had set themselves up to bring conflict to areas in the world for their own financial benefit. Though I agree with Wayne Grudem on his "escape" theory they seem - and I know I'm making a judgement from reading only two of them - a little too easy to guess where the plot is going. So, I think I'll leave it at two!!