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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 13 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey
- Audible.com Release Date: February 6, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BC8IJRA
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1. From an editing/publishing point of view, the point of view shifts throughout this book were really irritating. An omniscient narrator is very hard to pull off in a believable way. You know it works when the reader is so absorbed in the story that they aren't jarred by the constant head hopping. I don't mind a point of view shift from chapter to chapter, or even between clearly defined sections. However, in Countermeasure, we had it happening from paragraph to paragraph, and at times, in the space of sentences.
2. The romance between Cassie and Trevor was very sweet, but a little too sweet and soppy at times (for my taste, and for the genre).
3. By contrast, it was almost as though the intimate scenes of the book were written by a different author. It made me wonder if the two authors of this book did write different parts (one writing the action and sex scenes, the other writing the romance and other parts). The sex scenes were heavily explicit, and I found myself rolling my eyes more than once as I zipped through them.
All those issues may not bother other readers, and based on the ratings for this book, I can see it has hit the mark for many. However, if you are bothered by constant point of view shifts (sometimes involving three characters in one section), soppy romance and heavy handed sex scenes, this is not the book for you. For everyone else, enjoy.
She didn't have a good relationship with her father. Ex-SEAL after losing his wife and stay with a daughter, turned out to educate the girl alone as educates a soldier. Instead of playing with Barbies, Cassandra was trained in self-defense and survival techniques. She sought to be the best at her post, but everytime she needed to report to her father, she always felt like a little girl who sought his approval... and that didn't seem to come ever.
As one of her missions in the security company just showing problem of infiltration, Robert took the case from her hands and gave it to Jeff. It shook Cassandra's confidence, but gave her more determination to continue researching how an exemplary employee of Bristol Lab managed to gain access to a high-security area, which wasn't her area and simply vanish in the air with a copied file of a revolutionary new drug.
At the same time, this drug, code-named Morrígan, was linked to Trevor Bauer's father, the great scientist Conor Brennan, whose disappearance with his wife when they were on the yacht, was still a huge mystery in Trevor's life.
Trevor and Cassandra end up meeting and although they have different goals, they began working together to find out why the drug file had been copied and for whom it would be directed.
Throughout history much mystery comes up.
The plot is interesting and well described. The characters, all well trained in their duties, involve the reader in relation to the suspense.
On the romantic part of the book, I thought that the couple took a long time to meet each other (8 chapters!), and even from the very first moment they have met there was chemistry, at first I didn't feel that chemistry with them, except in the last chapter. But perhaps this was the authors' main point, prioritize action to romance.
No cliffhanger but still hung in the air a major issue to be resolved.
The place where the story takes place also leaves the common place (the famous NY-London axis), taking place in Maryland and Dublin.
A series directed to readers who expect more than just an in love nerd couple. Lots of action, suspense and a good reason to think.
wondering why I haven't read it sooner. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
are a superb writing team and I really enjoyed this book.
Cassandra James is former CIA who know works for her father's security firm.
and Trevor Bauer works for NSA and is a computer Geek. How often do you
read about the computer geek being the hero? I can think of two and they were
Countermeasure had the perfect balance of mystery, action and yes romance.
It was well written and to me it just seemed to flow. I loved the little
twists in the story that had me excited to read more. I'm usually a fast
reader and found myself almost rushing at times because I was just so into
it that I was missing little details and had to start over and slow myself
I will say one thing. I really really really dislike "Nate"...
Read Countermeasure. You won't be disappointed. Honest.....