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2.0 out of 5 stars Promises more than it delivers, 29 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Negotiator: My life at the heart of the hostage trade (Hardcover)
The summary descriptions available made this look like a dynamic action packed insight to a shadowy, dangerous world. Yes, there was insight to the motivations and methods of hostage-takers in different parts of the world. That was as far as the interest factor extended. Lopez himself comes across as highly self-regarding and, well, quite boring. He is obviously good at what he does, but he does tend to keep reminding the reader of that. Maybe the ability to maintain one's composure under pressure, and being able to remain focussed during long periods of boredom and inactivity are pre-requisites for the job. But too much of that came across in the style of writing. So there was always a backdrop of an exciting world, but the lack of personality in the delivery never really took me into that world.
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