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The List Paperback – July 14, 2010
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The books in The Konrath/Kilborn Collective can be read in any order, and contain no spoilers for other titles. They also crossover with Konrath's Jack Daniels thriller series. Konrath has sold more than two million books worldwide.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now I feel like I owe Joe money! I was completely entertained from start to finish. I truly could not put it down. Bert and Roy, two of the main characters, had me laughing out loud. Tom is the hero. He's a cop assigned to a homicide and the body has a mysterious tattoo just like the one oh his foot. Joan is a victim turned heroine and she is my kind of woman....strong AND kicks butt. I can't stand the kind of woman who gets tied to the railroad tracks whimpering "save me, save me".
The suspense is tight and the premise is not past the realm of probability.
I don't want to mention much else because I don't want to give anything away!
JA Konrath writes in the caliber of writers like James Patterson, Dean Koontz, and Greg Iles....with a true bend on twisted.
Check it out....download the sample or just give in, go ahead, get the book. I can't wait to see the movie.
*It was a quick read, so it ended fast. If you are anything like me, you can't just stop a book halfway thorough, so I had to finish it.
*The book leads easily to a sequel, so if by chance you enjoyed this book, you can read another like it shortly.
*The Violence. It overtook the story and was very unnecessary.
*The wounds inflicted upon the characters that should have put them in the hospital or at the very least stopped them from walking seemed to only "give them stars" and then allow them to return to normal activities.
*The Science. Even though this is fiction, the author discussed in the afterward about how this links closely to modern medical technology, when in fact, it would be impossible to have a camera that can copy the genome of a person completely. Maybe it's a lesson for myself; don't read fiction about the same subject as your dissertation, but the blinding fallacies here would be hard for anyone to ignore.
*The Character Development. One minute, a character is losing his/her best friend and the next minute they are falling in love with someone else. The author gives no time for real emotion to be shown and the relationships that do develop are painfully predictable.
*The Predictability. Everything from the story to the characters are too cut and dry. The "hints" that are needed in good books to connect later in the story are so blatant that you know what's going to happen long before it actually does.
*The Story. Read it for yourself.
Don't purchase this book. Put some extra money towards it and read Digital Fortress.
The author can't distinguish between homophones like break and brake, sight and site and so on.
Frankly, I found it boring beyond belief but I'm happy for Mr. Konrath that there seems to be an audience for anything. To me the price was no bargain.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a fast read. Kept me interested. Even though you could figure out what was coming next, it was good.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book starts out pretty slow and the plot is a little far fetched. Overall I really liked the character Rose but her transformation was pretty unrealistic. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Dave_TX_Mtn_Biker
Interesting book. Seems like there should be a second in a series, but can't find it.Published 18 days ago by KIM HUFF
The story is fiction of course. Technothriller it is, horror thriller it is not. And that's okay .... really it is. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Marianne Fiero
Well, I read the story right to the end. I guess that is one point in its favour. Like many Konrath novels, it stretches credibility in a big way! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ozzie cactus fan
Some of this story was interesting. None of it was remotely scary. I'm going back to read this author under his alias, Jack Kilborn. Now those stories are true terror!Published 1 month ago by pantramack