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Great story, great excitement but shame about the characters
on 14 March 2003
WARNING: If you've just read Kane and Able or the Prodigal Daughter and you're thinking about reading this, I've got one bit of advice... don't! or at least, don't yet... the book in itself is excellent but if you read it soon after the two predecessors you may be disappointed.
As for the book itself, it's great. In structure, it's a completely different type of story to the others - no epic life stories, just a simple old assassination attempt. If you've read Jeffrey Archer before and didn't like it - don't worry, this is something completely different. In it's own right the story's great - in some ways similar to Andy McNab or Frederick Forsyth perhaps, with a gripping storyline which goes right to the very end. The characters are not particularly strong but they don't need to be - this is a fairly gripping story with the usual question of "Will she live? Won't she live?" waiting to be answered.
All in all, recommended.