He brings us back to 1958, then forward to 1963 portraying life with vivid detail (and even references another of his stories), giving his take on how and why Oswald wanted to kill Kennedy and how the assassination was prevented.
His re-created timeline is as plausible as the one we live in now as are the questions he brings up during the story.
As entertaining and addictive a read as anything he's ever written, I would highly recommend this story to anyone, even non-King fans.
Wow, was I surprised. I thought this would be good, but it was great.
The way the vampire hunting was interwoven with Lincoln's life and how it affected him from his boyhood to the presidency was done very well. From revenge, to a way of life and then retirement from being a hunter, made sense based on what he was going through in his life. How the vampires affected slavery and the Civil War was an interesting "alternate history" and I really liked how it ended.
I would recommend this to history buffs as well as those who enjoy vampire stories or fiction in general.
A story that lives up to the title...
Characters that are not always what they seem...
Action that can leave you breathless...
A healthy supply of twists and turns...
An ending that made me think "I hope there's a sequel" -- What more do you need for a thriller?
A worthy successor to Flood and better in some cases. Not just a continuation of Flood, this takes place simultaneously and even brings back characters from Flood.
Fast-paced and hard to put down, I couldn't wait to see what trials the characters would go through and how they would survive.
Baxter's imagination and descriptive writing make this a book I would recommend to anyone.
The story is well-paced with a few lulls and one needs to suspend a bit of realism for how quickly the relationships and characters change. Some of the action sequences are deftly written (and read) and pull the reader right into the middle of what's going on.
The reader gave very distinct voices to each character and it was worth listening to the story.
James Bond is back and Jeffery Deaver brings him current.
This Bond is young enough to do the action and use the technology, the story has great pacing and the plot is believable.
Worth reading whether or not you've read the original stories by Ian Fleming or are even a fan of Bond.
This book is one of the reasons young adult fiction is the home of some of the best books I've read/listened to over the past few years.
A post-apocalyptic near future is the setting. A plague has swept through the population and few survivors are living in enclaves underground. The story centers around a character named 'Deuce' and her position in the enclave as a huntress.
The story moves along quickly, gives just enough details to figure out where they are and keeps some information from the reader to keep the 'how did this happen?' suspense going.
The first thing I thought when the story ended was 'I can't believe it stopped there' because it felt like there was still so much more story to tell.
And I'll definitely be checking out the next book....