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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 14 hours and 45 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 2 Dec. 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004F09C2S
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Twists and turns abound as the hero Corte plays cat and mouse games with his opponent Henry Loving in trying to protect the Kessler family from some unknown Mr Big who needs information, and Loving is the ruthless man to extract it. There is a personal element as Loving had previously killed Corte's mentor, but the overriding feature of Corte's character is his lack of emotion - emotion gets in the way of the success of the job and adversely influences the strategic calls needed to beat an equally adept opponent. There is less of a didactic element in this novel - this is no manual on electricity as the last one was - and amazingly for Mr Deaver, barely an acronym; so aspects of his books which can be a little irritating are absent, and the plot benefits accordingly. The plot twists are unguessable as the two protaganists move their human chess pieces around the board, and in many ways this is vintage Mr Deaver - my only minor gripe is with the Kessler family. I know it is to keep the twists going with a limited number of dramatis personae, but how can one relatively ordinary family have so many secrets from each other and so many skeletons rattling about their closet? But great fun: some of the twists are more obvious than others, plenty of potential twists are actually red herrings, and everything is rounded off in a satisfactory way with the bad guys suitably punished and the good guys coming out of it all much stronger than when it began.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I think my title says it all. I could hardly wait for this to come out and it was, as anticipated, superb. The plot is outlined above so you don't need me to go over it or spoil the ending. Let me just say that Deaver proves once again that he is without doubt the best psychological thriller writer around. I love his twists and turns that never fail to make his books page-turners. I could not stop reading until I had finished (around 4:00 am!!!) worth every minute of lost sleep. READ IT!! Edge
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By Wendy Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Feb. 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is not the usual Jeffery Deaver fare but it is brilliant nevertheless. Initially I was unsure but within a few pages I was totally hooked. The main hero Corte, is a man with no feelings which to start with I found a bit unsettling. However, this part of him is vital to the job where he protects people from "lifters" who are trying to extract information from them. He is assigned to protect a family who are in danger, and from the first chapter to the last the surprised and twists and turns just keep coming. All the other characters are extremely well scripted and I found myself loving them and hating them in turns. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
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Format: Hardcover
Deaver managed something that most books don't - he actually taught me something new. His exceptional detail and insight into the close protection business is fascinating and very realistic. The plot, however, isn't. As other reviews have alluded to, the twists and turns are way over the top and diminish the overall impact. However, that aside the book is probably the best thing I have read for a long time. Fascinating protagonist who needs several more books.
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Is this going to be a stand-alone novel for Corte, the hero of Jeffery Deaver's latest outing? Well, if I can judge from the character I'd say no. Corte, plain, simple Corte, seems to have in him a lot of stories, too much juice, and I really wouldn't mind if he came to replace Kathryn Dance who, unlike Lincoln Rhyme, his other favorite hero, seems to have run out of steam already.
Corte works at a witness protection service, a private company. His latest assignment is to offer protection to Ryan Kessler, a decorated police officer, who seems to be the target of a yet unknown hitman. He and his family seem, for no apparent reason, to be in a life-threatening situation and Corte has to work really hard to save the day. But he has more than one reason for taking this assignment, since the man posing the threat is none other than Frank Loving, an expert interrogator and remorseless killer, who was behind the murder of Corte's mentor, a few years back.
The two men, during the long and fascinating course of the story, seem to involve themselves into a game of cat and mouse, exchanging roles time and again. As each of them works hard to get into the head of the other and guess his next moves, the pace gains momentum and the twists and turns just keep the reader guessing about what's coming next. However, Loving definitely has the upper hand in this game and Corte, even though he hates him, finds himself every now and then, admiring the criminal for the analytical capabilities of his twisted brain; capabilities that are not quite out of his league since he's quite familiar with them; an extra bonus of playing strategic games.
As time goes by, painstakingly slow for the Kessler family, the heat keeps rising and a lot of secrets and lies come out in the open.
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The last 3 to 4 books Jeffery Deaver churned out I did not really enjoy but I kept buying his books because I am a big fan and was hoping for some of his former brilliance. And that is exactely what you get in this novel. It grabs you from the first couple of sentences untill the very last word. I found the subject of "sheparding" also extremely interesting, unlike with the Lincoln Rhyme novels which can get boring with all the technicalities of forensic science.
I would recommend this book to anybody who has recently been dissapointed by one of his books.
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