Top critical review
It was ok. BUT some far fetched plot developments
on 4 July 2013
I love the Ben Hope series so far! Superb main character and typically some good twists and turns in the plots, and they can be quite tense. However they have from time to time seemed a bit TOO far fetched for my liking. And this is no different. It's a great read, don't get me wrong. Starts off a little slower this time, placing all the chess pieces down on the board before the real fun begins. Just some bits kinda take you out of it and get you thinking "yea right, as if!"
*SPOILER AHEAD* One part I didn't like was toward the end when a tank conveniently appeared out of nowhere and fired at a rebel on a bike, and conveniently blew a hole in the rock in the exact spot a cave had been hidden for centuries, just at the moment Ben Hope appeared to come looking for it! Now how daft is that I ask you?
Anyway, apart from that it was a great read, and a good twist at the end. Looking forward to the next one, but a little dubious now that Scott Mariani likes to take things a little too far.