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1.0 out of 5 stars
A missed opportunity...., 30 Aug. 2010
I have read some of the early Furst and was enthralled by the carefully crafted mix of the historical and the thriller.
This latest book to my mind is a real disappointment - a feeble plot with very unlikely characters straight out of a Hollywood movie . I can only assume this was written with American readership in mind.
I also felt frustrated by the very poor use of the English language, what I call sloppy writing, full of cliches and poorly constructed sentences.
It might work better as a screen play as it contains all the ingredients for a 'B' movie!
Sadly, a missed opportunity for a good thriller about a fascinating region and history!