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Well written, the author has potential
on August 5, 2013
I realize the author has numerous books, so is already "successful". I, personally, won't be reading any more of the author's books, though. I love the premise, I love the characters, I love the writing style. I even loved the overall plots. Basically, there was only one thing I didn't like, but it pervaded the entire series and ruined it.
These criminal/political masters and overlords are, apparently, gods. They know everything, instantly, often with no explanation at all. A character drives across half the country (drives, no plane tickets, fake name [assuming the character was dumb enough to not pay with cash when gassing up, which I doubt]) to a farm in the middle of nowhere that NOBODY knows he's connected to, and the bad guys know? Almost instantly? Sure, it's POSSIBLE, but that is EVERY situation.
Every. Single. Time. Which no explanation of HOW (the GPS thing was finally a good start, although the bad guys just calling the company itself, giving them a unit number, and the company just gives these strangers a location? I don't think so), the bad guys know and also, magically, have somebody there. And it appears that EVERY organization is this all powerful, all knowing, magical, thaumaturgical entity.
The author writes very engagingly, and has created some really fun, really cool characters. Unfortunately, the "deus ex machina" plot devices made me feel like I was reading a childrens book, at times, some tweener's book that doesn't make sense in any way, but is still entertaining.