I am quite a fan of Baldacci and was eager to read this book once it was available but was disappointed. Disjointed and lacking in development and suspense.
I have very much enjoy reading all Baldacci’s previous novels. This one was not much more than a pander to the breathless “Russia, Russia, Russia” narrative from CNN and Wapo, et al. Keep your politics out of your stories, or at least don’t make them so obvious. Oh, and those of us who aren’t leftists have known that “Russia is not our friend” for a very long time. It’s “your side” that just learned this fact.
David does not disappoint...surprised I liked it soo much
David Baldacci again has witten a fast paced, action packed, thriller. His attention to detail and ability to draw all the facts together leading up to an unusual climax is unmatched. The only drawback in this novel is that it would stretch credulity to believe that a FBI agent and her administrative FBI assistant could accomplish everything they did together. And, the international intrigue and plot does seem a little farfetched. However, in these times in the Capitol, maybe this could well happen! Enjoy!
Ugh. Really? Balduchi has lost it apparently. Awful crazy unbelievable plot like some kind of fairy tale you tell you’re kids at bedtime. Same on you Dav8d.
Love the character Attlee Pine and look forward to more of her stories.
Preposterous!!!. The plot, the characters, the writing etc. Just hard to believe this dud from a good writer who I’ve enjoyed in the past. I didn’t understand the ending, but hope this character doesn’t reappear.
This was not nearly up to par. I had a hard time following. It seemed to ramble with government conspiracy mixed with geopolitics. I almost did not finish.
First book I have been disappointed with. Began with interesting story line but then dropped almost immediately. A new line developed that had potential but went to far off the rails. So many great characters that have been forgotten. Robbie, maxwell, camel club. puller. We are all entitled for a miss hope the next book gets back on track.
Agree with other reviewers. I am open to the new character and curious to see her story line continue... but this book was unlike any of his prior books - and I’ve read them all. Disappointing and far from prior quality. Like it was written by someone else altogether.
Good heroine; interesting and moving at first; drifted into “far fetched” toward the end.
The most poorly written Baldacchi book I’ve ever read. Very disappointing. Atlee Pine has potential, but the next story needs a better, more believable plot. Baldacchi resorts too often to clipped prose. He adds filler action that does nothing for the plot and makes you believe he’s getting paid by the word, not for the story. Till now I’ve always enjoyed his books. This was an unfortunate exception.