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However, Freeman's book didn't grip me the way that I thought it would. Although he certainly knows his way around the cyber technology that is part of the story, the plot just didn't work for me, For starters, there was too much dialogue which had to convey most of the storyline. The problem was that the story plodded along. The main characters were spending too much time talking about what has happening which could have been better executed by more of the story being fleshed out. Another problem was that there were too many characters, so we lose the chance to get inside some of the main character's heads to help with the story.The dialogue also seemed stilted and contrived to the point where it didn't seem realistic.
There were some other minor nuisances such as the names of the Korean characters. I have lived in Korea since 1990, and some of the names used were ones that I never heard used. Likewise, I have never heard anyone refer to North Koreans as "northerners;" a more appropriate term would be "Norks."
Don't take my critical analysis to heart too much. As I said, I liked the premise of the story. It certainly is a viable one with North Korea being in the news so much these days. I just felt the author needed to develop the story better.