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.
The new character was interesting but this was a hard one for me to keep up with. No “thrill” factor at all
Huge disappointment. I have read all of his prior books. This one goes down the political rabbit hole. In America today you automatically lose half your audience.
Best adjective to describe this book is “laughable”. The plot, the characters, and the thinly veiled accusation that our current President would sell out our country makes it more so. Too bad Mr. Baldacci, I have read 99% of your publications; this is the last.