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on 10 November 2010
I like Gilstrap and have read many of his books, but he doesn't reach his earlier peaks here.
The book is filled with a number of components which should make for a good thriller story - the kidnapping of children from an orphanage, organised crime, corrupt politicians, a former Special Services Officer as the protagonist and hero, and a trip into a Columbia which is portrayed as very dangerous. And all of it culminates in a drawn-out shoot-out. So it is a thriller, but a very predictable one, and one which is not saved by Gilstrap's writing or characterisations.
There were also quite a few typos in the version I read.
In short, action aplenty but not a great deal of depth. 7/10
PS. I read this book on a Kindle and although it is not the purpose of this review to promote another product, I must say that the Kindle has been almost life-changing for me, so I am now a convert to the cause.