I'm a huge Baldacci fan, but I almost stopped reading about 100 pages in, wondering who was this writing under his name, but suddenly and somehow it grabbed me and I was once again under the spell of the master. I'm not sure what was unimpressive about those first 100 pages, but boy am I glad I persevered!! What a great story..if a little implausable physically and technically..but, that's one of the reasons we read, right? To be taken out of ourselves and the daily realism, into an alternative existence of potential reality. These two lead characters will make you want more of them by the end of the story and the action within the tale is rip-roaring and unrelenting. The use of the WWW (world wide web) to show how invasive and probing the technology is and could be is terrifying and should make us take pause. It's not far outside the realm of possibility and is probably far more advanced already than any citizen of any country realizes. Read, absorb, contemplate.
So glad I got Book 1 of Shaw and Katie Jones first....I usually manage to get books in a series backwards:( This was a good one! Baldacci takes our worst fears and turns them into page-turning novels and this one was a real adventure.
His writing is absolutley too unbelievable. Too fantastic.