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Bit of a drag
on 1 July 2013
Seems to me that this book could be a couple of hundred pages shorter, without losing anything of substance. Not a bad plot, but moves very slowly due to the author's insertion of overlong passages of flashbacks, character analysis and profiling.
This would be OK early in the book but found myself bored with it later, and skipping bits to follow the plot. Due to this I was relieved to have finished it. Don't think I'll bother with the rest of the trilogy.