They say third time is the charm, but this is three strikes and you're out. This is the third Baldacci book I've read and this one is almost as unbelievable as the others. About halfway through I decided that I didn't care. The story was absurd to begin with and was going nowhere. Absurd plot, uninteresting characters and poor development. Strike three!
Another amazing book from Baldacci. The plot is based on: how to create a story that is a lie but is so well manipulated that the entire world believes it. Today, this is our "alternative reality". The two protagonists - Shaw and Jones - work to reveal Creel's objective. It's a pulse-pounding book and well worth the read.
This would have been my first Baldacci thriller. I checked reviews on all his stuff before picking it: too bad. A super rich guy in armaments business wants to start a war to make more money; not a bad premise. But our hero, a whops-um-all macho man who wants to retire and get married, can't because the guy he almost killed in an earlier opus is big-wig CIA who threatens to put him away if he trys to quit. Now, am I going to commit to 400 pages with a hook this dull?
I'm glad that I didn't pay attention to the bad reviews. I liked this book. It was entertaining, fast-paced, and the perception-management part of the plot was really interesting
good read. enjoyable escapism
Perception Management aspect in action makes for a great read. Current information makes one increasingly aware of how business & politics really work. Good to know
Did not put it down until it was finished. PMs are out there, and it was refreshing (and creepy) that the industry of Perception Management was told from a more sombre perspective....hints at the possibility of this in our "real" day to day world lives.
Characters seemed unrealistic, along with the storyline. However, this was an excellent thriller; it was indeed hard to put down.
This is a real page turner!! Perception management on a grand scale. Makes one think whether our perception of world events is being managed.
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