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There were interesting and exciting bits to the story but the pages of tedious speculation in between were often mind numbing
on March 22, 2015
We are in the underbelly of the beast here with only an occasional trip into the sunshine of Disney World. The CIA, Homeland Security, USA government post 9/11 (Bush administration) are evil, willing to maim and murder for world dominance and treasured oil. Only the terrorists will stand up to the USA. So now the scene is set.
As for the writing, how many times can characters revisit, review, rehash the events in the storyline?? A lot! Too many! I had to be part of the endless speculation. There were interesting and exciting bits to the story but the pages of tedious speculation in between were often mind numbing.
And once we learn the life story of a key character introduced late into the story, who creates havoc and leaves a trail of death and destruction, the wife of our lead character is impressed and labels her "cool".
I did finish the book but admit to skimming in the last 100 pages just to bring it to closure. So I can say, I always finish a book that I start.