Well as another review described it was certainly BANG, BOOM, and KAPOW! What was amazing is that it was so non stop from start to end. Mr. Reilly seems to have an overactive mind and I don't know how he turns it off to sleep. How did these characters not simply reach a point where they sat down and say "enough, I'm pooped"? Well it was a fun read in the style of a high tech serial cliff hanger.
A good first book by the author that I was able get through quickly, and the author has set up a number of characters for a potential ongoing relationship. Unfortunately I read this book immediately after "Shadow Man" and I'm afraid this book may have been unfairly overwhelmed by "Shadow Man's" impression on me. Might be best to re-read this one in the future.
This was a enjoyable read. My first book by this author and I thought she did a good job in getting me comfortable with the setting, the characters, and then the story. I wouldn't put this story in the camp of "thriller" but had a good element of suspense to it along with the protaganist's love for his partner.
I enjoyed this book but I kept comparing the characters in the story to those in "To Kill a Mockingbird". 2 children, a father respected by the black community, a death of a woman by a suspected black man, the young daughter attacked, young daughter saved by a man rarely seen. I know the breadth of the 2 stories are different but still there was a lot of similarities for me.
This turned out to be an excellent first book in the trilogy that is combined action, thriller, sci-fi, and is
a great read. When I read the book blurb about the protaganist finding a plane that carried the President's wife I thought "ehhh". Well pardon me. That turned out to be a very mistaken presumptive ehhh. The follow up to this book is called "Ghost Country". If you're not a sci-fi fan, don't let that influence you into turning away from one terrific story.
This was a book that I took a flyer on many, many years ago after reading a story outline blurb, but I was really taken by what a great storyline this turned out to be. He followed up with a 2nd book "Cathederal", also an exceptional story and read which turned me into a follower. I've not been disappointed by his any of his books although these first 2 were extremely powerful for me.
An enjoyable read with enough twists to keep you engaged, A story of sex, drugs, violence, and friendship. You're exposed to back room deals and danger in a world that once you rip the curtain isn't glamorous at all.
This was a book that I was not looking for, nor had heard anything about, prior to coming across it on a members bookshelf while doing a box of books swap. I liked the summary and thought I'd give it a go. When I finished it a couple of nights after receiving it I was very thankful that I had blundered across this fantastic story. Take the time to read this book, you'll love it...
This first book by writer/screen writer/producer David Levien was, for me, outstanding. The key was the relationship that built between the main character and his client. The story line is about a parent's worst nightmare come true and the "at all cost" efforts of hoping to undo that nightmare. I really liked this book and the author co-wrote the screen plays for Rounders, Ocean's 13, and others and he's retained the option on this book for future filming.
I waited patiently for this book even though I had already picked up some of the follow on titles in this series. I wanted to start from the beginning and I wasn't let down after having waited. This book was better than I had hoped! The writing style, the story line, the dialogue, and the relationships were all just terrific. I know that everyones likes are different but you'll not be sorry if you invest time in reading this book and this author.
Started out really well and maintained a good storyline through 3/4 of the book. At that point I felt that the story began to draw out due to an overabundance of dialogue between characters that did not assist the storyline. This book would have been outstanding if the story had been condensed by 20 or so pages. The editor could have helped here in my opinion.
The last book in the trilogy was as enjoyable as the first two. He tied things together and wrap up very nicely while making me think. I can't believe these were 3 independent writing because they were so seamless. I felt as though this writer was someone who had written many books before to hone his skills but it's my understanding that this trilogy were his first writings. What a great way to start a career.