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4.0 out of 5 stars THE "IMPROBABLE" MILLIONAIRES
Starting a Brad Meltzer thriller is like taking a train ride that is sure to jump the tracks before you reach your destination. Usually, it's at least the first twenty or thirty pages that have my heart skipping a beat. In The Millionaires, I didn't come up for air until I was well into a hundred pages of the book. Like the main characters, who were scared out of their...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
It is with increasing disappointment that I have bought each subsequent novel by this author. I loved the First Counsel but can think of little to recommend this book.
The plot line was thin to say the least. The behaviour of the characters was not in character for them and I particularly disliked the Hollywood style "made for TV movie" ending. I wish I could say...
Published on 15 Nov 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Millionaires- A Great Crime Thriller Book., 18 Oct 2003
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This was the first Brad Meltzer book i read, which i purchased while on holiday, i started reading it and i got into it right away and couldnt put the book down till i was nearly 150 pages through it.
The story line was really good and it kept making you guess who the bad guy's were all the way through. i thought wrong everytime. It would make a great film, the authour has a very good imagination. I would recommend this book to people who like thrillers or crime novels.
This was a great book and im sure to buy more books from this author.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 15 Nov 2002
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It is with increasing disappointment that I have bought each subsequent novel by this author. I loved the First Counsel but can think of little to recommend this book.
The plot line was thin to say the least. The behaviour of the characters was not in character for them and I particularly disliked the Hollywood style "made for TV movie" ending. I wish I could say the plot was predictable but frankly it didn't progress sufficiently for it even to be predictable.
There were some parts which were lamentably obvious. I had to resist the urge to yell out in panto fashion "look behind you" at some points. Unfortunately I don't think that Brad Meltzer can live up to the promise of his first books and this book certainly wouldn't encourage me to buy another.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Below average, 9 July 2007
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A strange book, that begins by listing what looks like hundreds of people in the Acknowledgements section, all of whom apparently assisted the author. On reading the book, it's by no means clear what, if any, contribution most of them made, because it reads like a typical middle-of-the-road, minimally-researched, sort of thriller. I say 'sort of' because it isn't particularly thrilling. Or believable. The characters are goofy, the narrator's brother in particular, who appears incapable of walking anywhere, but is always running about the place and crashing through doors for no readily apparent reason. And the two 'heroes' - the narrator and his brother - are such wimps all you really want to do is take them by the scruff of the neck and kick them into doing something - anything - to sort out their problem (which is entirely self-inflicted). The central idea is interesting, but the ending is almost entirely predictable, and predictably unsatisfying, with the good guys getting shafted and the bad guys getting richer.
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