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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pandemonium, Bodies, Conspiracies, Sibling Rivalry. All Good Fun
Third in the series and I'm sure only a week and a bit has passed in narrative since the start of first book, but so what? This is the world of Chandler, suggest to the rational part of you to take a time-out and then the rest of you can just enjoy another excessive dose of destruction, high speed chases, murky conspiracies and characters with physical durability that...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Got Boring by the second book
I found the series was very exciting to start with but there was far to much detail in fighting and detail it got boring you wanted to miss lots out to get to the next stage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pandemonium, Bodies, Conspiracies, Sibling Rivalry. All Good Fun, 3 May 2013
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Third in the series and I'm sure only a week and a bit has passed in narrative since the start of first book, but so what? This is the world of Chandler, suggest to the rational part of you to take a time-out and then the rest of you can just enjoy another excessive dose of destruction, high speed chases, murky conspiracies and characters with physical durability that exceeds that of an movie action hero.
This episode starts off with the three surviving sisters Chandler, Hammett and Fleming on the same side and being hunted for causing the then President of the USA to have his head blown off (no half-measures here). The shadowy and enigmatic Instructor is their protagonist, having unleashed another mentally unhinged team from the same black ops outfit. We also have a villainous new president introduced in the last book, snarling and vowing to bring in a new world order. And as a sub-plot Hammett and Chandler are snarking at each other over the ethics of killing one or thousands who has harmed who the most and who is the better sister to Fleming. Chandler has the edge on ethics but Hammett naturally has the better lines
The pace as in the previous books does not really let up and violence although almost cartoonish is portrayed with a stylish zest and verve that makes me suspect the authors enjoyed indulging in this book as much as the previous two outings.
This book is longer thus allowing space of extras such as the back story of Hammett's nightmarish childhood and a softer side to her character, also details of the circumstances which led to Fleming's disabling injury, a fleshing out of the team hunting them, and as is the practice the introduction of characters from works by the authors as individuals. So not only does the reader have a story but something of a map to the `Chandler-verse'.
I will say nothing concerning the way the plot develops or the twists for fear of spoilers; suffice it to say this book does not tie up all the loose ends and there is plenty of scope for more.
If you have read the previous books you will not be disappointed. For those new, although the authors do say this is a stand-alone novel it might be best to read `Flee' then `Spree' to enjoy `Three' to the fullest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Everybody dies.Life is all about putting that off for as long as possible.", 7 May 2013
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russell clarke "stipesdoppleganger" (halifax, west yorks) - See all my reviews
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And so before you can say Triplets in a growly movie trailer type voice, here comes the third and final instalment in the "Codename Chandler " series. The three books in this preposterous but hugely entertaining series have been released with quite breathtaking haste ( George RR Martin could do with some of what the co-authors of these books are on ) , mirroring it would seem the high-octane action and amphetamine fuelled shenanigans of the plot.
Talking of the plot.. Chandler and her twin sisters , the psychopathic Hammett and the cripple Fleming are now the worlds most wanted after being put in the frame for assassinating the President . The former Vice President, now the main man , is plotting along with "The Instructor" in the global interests of the U.S.A. and have come up with a plan so irredeemably fiendish it would make Hussain , Gaddafi and Bin Laden virulent green with envy. The sisters , already exhausted and traumatised ( apart from Hammett who does not do traumatised ) must come up with a plan to foil their powerful enemies whilst fighting other elite members of the "Hydra" squad.
So it is pretty much business as usual for this trilogy. However the authors have fleshed out the final book to include the perspective of even more characters ,some from the less salubrious side of the equation and allowed more dialogue and character development. Consequently Three is an absolute door stop of a book running to 600 pages.
As ever Chandler is the only character who tells her side of things in the first person . Chapters are told from character viewpoints as with Flee and Spree. There are even back story sections expanding on certain character histories. Once again there are also cameos for Jack Daniels and Harry McGlade who provide much of the zinging dialogue that populates this book. There is also ,as ever ,far too much preoccupation with carnal activities . These segments are dull , pointless and slow things down .......with the notable caveat from two certain characters getting it on which is actually highly amusing. You'll know the ones I mean when you read this.
Three is a quality denouement to a ludicrously pleasurable trilogy . The sort of unadulterated superior pop-corn nonsense that makes absolutely no apologies or concessions for what it is. Rather like Hammett in fact.
There may be more to come as well. Given the speed at which these books appear I'd give it a week.......maybe two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end for the battling sisters - or is it?, 2 May 2013
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Penny Waugh "A reader" (UK) - See all my reviews
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I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this trilogy. Three picks up where Spree left off with the remaining three of the septuplets putting aside their differences and joining forces to defeat The Instructor who trained them as spies and assassins and the former Vice President of the United States who have a truly grisly plan for world domination. (Not the first book I've read recently where the VP needs watching!)
The whole book, like the previous two, is fast, violent, sometimes funny and at other times rather touching. Chandler, Fleming and Hammett are identical in all but character and distinguishable only, physically, as one of the other characters puts it, by their differing scars and contusions. though Chandler is not pleased to find that Hammett's bust size is larger than hers. They pick up a lot more injuries in this book but soldier on regardless, each to her agreed task and in her own fashion, to defeat the threat to humanity. It's a surprise to realise how short a time span these three books cover. It is told in mainly very short chapters, devoted to the viewpoint of a particular character, and for me this worked very well.
Other characters, including rival assassins, an eager lover, a living biological weapon, and two rather nice dogs add to the general mayhem and the sisters have much to contend with though they come eventually to value each other and build bridges - or do they?
The ending is left wide open and I doubt we have seen the last of the sisters. I hope not - Chandler. Fleming and Hammett are great value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 July 2014
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An enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 July 2014
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Mrs. Jill Waugh (north east england) - See all my reviews
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great book easy read unputdownable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the trilogy., 6 July 2014
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A fantastic finally to the Chandler series, enjoyed the humour in this one especially. Don't usually like a cliff hanger ending but somehow seemed fitting in this case. A brilliant piece of writing, seamless connection to the characters and events the work of an expert, highly recommend you read all three.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, 19 Jun 2014
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A fast moving rollercoaster or a read! Once again Chandler and her sisters thrill the reader with their escapades. If you liked Flee and Spree then you'll love this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 17 April 2014
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Excellent read. Could not put it down and ended up with flat battery. Looking forward to others in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow !, 12 April 2014
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Having read all 3 books I am left wanting more !
Conspiracy theories abound.
Sisterly love/hate.
Spies internally to the US.
Violence , lust and a little love !
A terrific mix and almost believable (if you want to worry !).
Couldn't put it down....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait, 14 Mar 2014
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A good read and up to the standard of the previous books but the ending was left open so will there be another????
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