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And the climax seemed a little too easily achieved.
The writing is strong, the story line is interesting, and it does a good job of pulling you forward and reaching a satisfying conclusion.
I enjoyed this book because I like Greg Bear's writing and story telling style and this is one of his better recent efforts.
At the end of most well written books, you are still ready to hear more about the characters lives. This is a sequel that satisfies that desire more than many. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
In the near future, the USA is on the brink of bankruptcy. The FBI - on its way out in the previous book Quantico: A Novel - continues its decline, split into West and East coast... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John L. Miller
Bear comes through again. His style has always appealed to me and this book doesn't disappoint. Plenty of action and memorable characters with Bear's affinity for the future... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by coyote
Greg Bear provides an interesting if somewhat depressing view into the near future with this sequel to Quantico. Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by Neil G. Matthews
I have just finished reading Mariposa. I found the story line unpredictable but clunky. Are editors still pushing authors to assign the president and most senior level management... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Shepard104
Lots of stuff happens off-stage. Liked the story a lot, but more detail and action could have greatly benefited the reader.Published on November 19, 2010 by John Bowes
In a very dystopian near-future, America is falling apart (close to bankrupt due to foreign debt, services closing down, etc. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by A. Lee
A totally disjointed "thriller". Agencies, technologies and situations are implausible. Main characters are just well enough developed to be unlikable. Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by H. T. Nelson
We often read action novels for the pleasures of being caught up in their momentums, and then returning refreshed, and with a sense of justice fulfilled, where it might not always... Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Roald Olos