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I can't believe the same author wrote the whole trilogy!
on November 17, 2012
After reading book one of the trilogy (Manuscript) I was hooked! The plot was a bit OTT but still believable and the writing style was fluid and engrossing. So I dutifully ran out and bought books 2 and 3.....what a let-down! The style completely shifted into a cross between a travelogue (and a boring one at that) and a platform for the author to dish out the "mother of all conspiracy theories" loosely strung together with some very flaky pseudo-political arguments. As if that wasn't enough, after waffling on for dozens of pages explaining how omnipotent and invincible the "villains" were, how clandestine their methods of operation and how widespread their reach was - on the last (except for a sugary "happy end" epilogue) page of the novel the author suddenly neatly wraps up the solution to the whole problem with one well placed bullet, without explaining how the protagonist got there, what exactly he hopes to accomplish by picking off one player, how a minor spook in out-of-the-way Cuba manages to pinpoint in five minutes the head of an organization that has escaped detection for (according the the author himself) "generations", etc.....!
All in all, the strong feeling one gets is that the author had to run off to catch a flight or something and finished off the novel in a few quick minutes!
Bottom line - not worth the few dollars it costs - let alone the time taken to read it!