“This is amazing. This first part, Kane & Able was a business drama; the second part, The Prodigal Daughter was a Political Drama & Thriller and the third paret, this one is an out and out Crime Thriller with a lot of action, tension, investigation, spying, under-cover policing, romance, in one word complete Hollywood material. The suspense was well maintained. A good read.”Indian Knight wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“liked it...the ending became a bit too obvious...but otherwise the book is well written...”dark chocolate...;) wrote this review Saturday, October 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good read, couldn't put it down once I got into it. ”Ann F wrote this review Wednesday, July 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i love the guy who was the backroom guy! pulling out all stops to win.”tirunavukarasu wrote this review Wednesday, June 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another good book by Jefferey Archer..Though it does tend to slow down a bit in the middle but still a great read...”Anuradha Mohankumar wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow... May be I like Jeffery archer in the end, ”SW wrote this review Sunday, March 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very dated. old fashioned yesteryear novel. ”Vishal Naidoo wrote this review Friday, February 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read a 2003 edition of the original. The author's note, clarifying the reset & reworked edition, makes one wonder whether one should have gone for the original 1977 edition! The book is easy to read and as someone suggested, the idea of investigating thru library cards & not using the internet etc., in the revised version doesn't make much sense.
The entire story evolves around a young agent Mark Andrews. The lack of depth in certain characters is quite evident and the revision of the edition could have been more tighter. The sub-plot of a love-story between M. Andrews and Dr. Elizabeth Dexter could have been more inter-weaved into the basic plot. The events that follow the lives of Mark & Elizabeth seem quite dramatic, but the character's response seem to be devoid of emotions. The interactions at those times look more superficial.
The characters also seem to be going through their motions without much attachment or seriousness of the matter-at-hand. All the while, the reader can almost predict the way the plot will move forward. A character driven plot with added complexities in the form of sub-plots would have been wonderful. The revised version, perhaps could have had multilayered characters.
This was the first Jeffrey Archer book that I have read and I wonder how the much successful 'Kane and Abel' would be. I will still go ahead and check it out myself ! Till then it's gonna be a different book for this week..... :) ”
“OK....I know....... Holiday reading that takes no thinking about!”Gary Cliffe wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No