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Whistleblower Hardcover – December 1, 2015
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- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0727885405
- ISBN-13 : 978-0727885401
- Product Dimensions : 5.7 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches
- Publisher : Severn House Publishers; First World Hardcover Edition (December 1, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #967,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon suggested it was a new book (May, 2014) but it was written and first published in 1992. Several images made in the book testified to it's age--film camera, IV bottle, ability to hop on airplanes using an assumed name and no ID. It is basically a romance novel and not up to Tess Gerritsen recent writings. I can't recommend this book any plane. Sorry Tess and Amazon, you blew it with this one.
The lengths to which the whistleblower took to elude detection from all sources- good and bad- was brilliant. Then he met his nemesis. A woman who just could not get out of her own way- or his- because in his mad escape from pursuit she just couldn’t let him go. He shares some blame too, but in her selfish need to be needed and loved she couldn’t let him escape the crisis and return to her later, when the emergency was over. This was a continuing and unnatural occurrence throughout the novel. So great plot but pathetic secondary story.
"Never Say Die" is the story of Willy Maitland, who is one a mission at the request of her dying mother to find out what happened to her father. To do this, she has to travel to Thailand and Vietnam. Along the way, she meets handsome stranger Guy Barnard, whose secret agenda may just be the key to her search. Setting is everything in this story. The way Gerritsen describes the heat and humidity and stickiness of the Asian nations, I felt like I needed to take a shower after reading it! The protagonists are likable and the action propels it forward to make for a fun and quick read.
"Whistleblower" is the story of Victor Holland, a scientist with incriminating evidence in a biochemical experiment with terroristic implications. He is running through the woods with a bullet wound when he manages to flag down Cathy Weaver, a makeup artist on the way to see her friend on a cold and rainy night. She rescues him and they end up entangled in a battle for their lives, and they don't know for sure who is friend and who is foe.
Both stories are good and easy to read. As I said earlier, they are not up to par with her outstanding Rizzoli and Isles series, but they are still good reads. They satisfy both the male and female need to rescue and be rescued by a handsome/beautiful stranger. Think of it as a brainy love story.
It opens with a nail-biting chase scene and the momentum keeps building as the story goes along. There isn’t a lot I can say about the plot without giving spoilers. But…mix a whistle-blowing scientist with a makeup artist for horror films, and a few quirky sidekicks and you’ve got yourself an entertaining fast read.
Though I’m partial to the Rizzoli & Isles books from Gerritsen, this was an enjoyable mystery read that wasn’t too heavy and made for great bedtime reading.
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disappointed. I cannot wait to start reading another of her books. I will certainly spread the word about her ability to keep me occupied.
It starts off really well but then gets a bit drawn out and the tension dips. But I finished it. Albeit over a week (and I normally read her books in an afternoon as I can't put them down).
By any other author this might have rated higher - but don't expect it to be as good as her later stuff.