Sharon A. (Tierra Verde, FL)
My Bad, Missed the Glossary
I enjoyed the read, wished I had noted the Glossary at the end. I was thinking half way through, all the ABC terms were hard to keep track of, kind of dragged down the reading, he needed to give us a dictionary of terms. I felt bad when I got to the end and found the Glossary, just what I was looking for. The beginning was intriguing, the second half was the best. I'd read something else by this author.
Shirley D. (Amherst, MA)
In this spy catcher novel, Matthew Dunn demonstrates that he is very knowledgeable about all things military, undercover missions and the dangers that accompany them He so portrays with careful precision the place and the dangers that Will and others are in, that the reader is able, sometimes with bated breath, to be right behind them in the snow. Don’t be amazed if certain portions of the novel have you not only a little anxious but even frightened for the safety of the hero. That’s what is supposed to happen. I find it hard to get into a book and feel that although I am following the hero through awful dangers I don’t really know him. This was for me the one flaw. Be sure, however, that you have the time to read undisturbed to the very end. Stopping part way to eat or go to bed or to work is very hard.
Elizabeth L. (Salem, Oregon)
A Big Disappointment
The author may have the skills needed to write a report for one of his 70 successful missions (per the back cover) but he does not have the ones needed to write a novel. I found myself wincing at his phrasing and sentence construction on nearly every page and thus found it very hard to get into the story.
Luckily the plot was the same stone cold killer, super strategist and sexual dynamo with a (sadly alienated) heart of gold that I've read many times before - see Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, etc. - so I didn't have to expend much brain power in following along. The one thing I didn't see coming was that the Will was a deer whisperer (pg. 149); a first in this genre!