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My all time favorite,
This review is from: The Brotherhood of the Rose (Mass Market Paperback)You can check all of my other reviews, none is labeled 'all time favorite' except this one. I first read this book over 15 years ago and have gone back and re-read it numerous times.
If you like great characters, involved plots, and tight suspense then this book is a must. The characters are painted so vividly that you feel as though you have always known them. The plot involves a great scenario set up in with a great degree of credibility. You believe that spy organizations like this exist, and that the Abelard sanctions really exist.
David is known for his attention to detail and this book is no exception. The detail of the operations is astounding, he glosses over no part of the spy game he describes with a detail that makes it all seem real. Many authors just have the 'spy' put on a wet suit, dive under the boat with C4 and blow it up. David shows so much detail that it's like you are in the planning meetings and you know all the finer points of the craft.
Everyone will enjoy this book. Whomever you are you should give it a shot.
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Initial post: Jun 20, 2010 2:51:13 AM PDT
It is one of my favourites too! Did you see the TV mini-series? Excellent stuff.
I'd have to say that my favourite is The Covenant of the Flame.
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