Book Reviews of No Man's Land

No Man's Land
No Man's Land
Author: G.M. Ford
ISBN-13: 9780060554842
ISBN-10: 0060554843
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A good read, Corso his usual hard-bitten self. Recommended.
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Absolutely loved this book. Just what I like, non-stop action. Highly recommend.
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At Meza Azul, the privately owned prison touted to have the most advanced security system ever invented, things have gone from bad to worse. This prison isn't just top-notch---it's so sophisticated that the only prisoners it holds are the worst of the worst from around the United States . Which sounds like the perfect solution--hold the ruthless bad guys in an inescapable prison, subject them to "treatments" that include 23 hours a day in a cell where the lights never go out and they're under constant electronic surveillance, and don't let them mingle. Which very well might have worked, if it weren't for one Timothy Driver, a former Navy submarine commander who somehow manages to take over the control pod of the prison.

What ensues is death, mayhem, and murder--death of the guards that keep the prisoners in line, and death among the inmates themselves. Driver promises to kill one hostage every six hours until one man is brought to him--Frank Corso, a multi-millionaire author who wrote a book about Driver a few years ago.

Corso arrives, not sure why he's wanted or even why he agreed to come, but almost immediately he realizes that Driver, along with a fellow inmate known as "Cutter" Kehoe, have no plans to go down in a blaze of glory when the prison riot is subdued--and subdued it will be, due to the hundreds of National Guardsmen who have been called in to take back control of the prison.

What follows is a daring prison escape that no one sees coming, not even Corso himself. And what comes after that is a bloody spree that leaves several dead. Hot on their heels but always a day late and a dollar short are Melanie Harris, an investigative reporter who anchors a show named American Manhunt, and FBI Special Agents Rosen and Westerman.

Overall, NO MAN'S LAND is an entertaining thriller that focuses not only on one man's need to have his story told, but about how prisons around the country--like every other enterprise in the USA --are all about the bottom line.

**There were only two things that irritated me with the story. First, Melanie Harris is simply a female version of John Walsh, and American Manhunt a rip-off of America's Most Wanted. I'm sure G.M. Ford did this on purpose to make a point, but having Melanie's daughter be killed years ago in the exact same way as John Walsh's son Adam was a bit of overkill. Secondly, either Ford or his editor are way too fond of commas. Which on its own wouldn't be so bad, if they were in the right place. As it reads, though, if you're like me and use the placement of commas in normal reading to figure out when to pause in a sentence, you're sure to misread a bunch of them, as I did!**
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I loved it, had me turning the pages, suspence with a lot of action
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At Meza Azul, the privately owned prison touted to have the most advanced security system ever invented, things have gone from bad to worse. This prison isn't just top-notch---it's so sophisticated that the only prisoners it holds are the worst of the worst from around the United States . Which sounds like the perfect solution--hold the ruthless bad guys in an inescapable prison, subject them to "treatments" that include 23 hours a day in a cell where the lights never go out and they're under constant electronic surveillance, and don't let them mingle. Which very well might have worked, if it weren't for one Timothy Driver, a former Navy submarine commander who somehow manages to take over the control pod of the prison.

What ensues is death, mayhem, and murder--death of the guards that keep the prisoners in line, and death among the inmates themselves. Driver promises to kill one hostage every six hours until one man is brought to him--Frank Corso, a multi-millionaire author who wrote a book about Driver a few years ago.

Corso arrives, not sure why he's wanted or even why he agreed to come, but almost immediately he realizes that Driver, along with a fellow inmate known as "Cutter" Kehoe, have no plans to go down in a blaze of glory when the prison riot is subdued--and subdued it will be, due to the hundreds of National Guardsmen who have been called in to take back control of the prison.

What follows is a daring prison escape that no one sees coming, not even Corso himself. And what comes after that is a bloody spree that leaves several dead. Hot on their heels but always a day late and a dollar short are Melanie Harris, an investigative reporter who anchors a show named American Manhunt, and FBI Special Agents Rosen and Westerman.

Overall, NO MAN'S LAND is an entertaining thriller that focuses not only on one man's need to have his story told, but about how prisons around the country--like every other enterprise in the USA --are all about the bottom line.

**There were only two things that irritated me with the story. First, Melanie Harris is simply a female version of John Walsh, and American Manhunt a rip-off of America's Most Wanted. I'm sure G.M. Ford did this on purpose to make a point, but having Melanie's daughter be killed years ago in the exact same way as John Walsh's son Adam was a bit of overkill. Secondly, either Ford or his editor are way too fond of commas. Which on its own wouldn't be so bad, if they were in the right place. As it reads, though, if you're like me and use the placement of commas in normal reading to figure out when to pause in a sentence, you're sure to misread a bunch of them, as I did!**
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Fast paced action all the way!