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VINE VOICEon 4 April 2006
Thankfully better than her last two offerings but still no hint of returning to her former glory. As always the forensic and scientific detail are finely tuned and informative and there is a steady, if not slightly boring at times, pace
My biggest problems with Predator, and indeed Trace and Blowfly, were that i was completely indifferent as to what was happening, I just didn't care. The second is that, it's not the fact that Cornwell has switched from writing in the first to third person, but that we are now forced to spend time with charcters that are truly insufferable and who, as characters, haven't developed in any way, shape or form since the beginning, inparticular Lucy and Marino.
I'm a huge Cornwell fan and can only hope that things will get better.
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on 3 February 2007
I keep buying these books in the hope that there will be a return to form but I am always disappointed. This one is the worst by far. We are now asked to stretch out imaginations to the point that Lucy is richer than Bill Gates and has a highly sophisticated computer network that the US Government, never mind the myriad super-hackers out there, have no idea exists. She then leaves the whole thing wide open without anyone noticing the breach for months. In reality the Marino phone tapping would have been noticed by any cheap call logging system, let alone Demi-God Lucy. Do some research Patricia!

Secondly, I found the resurrection of Benton Wesley tiresome when it happened, as it was so clearly a case of major backtracking once Cornwell realised that she actually needed him to pad out the stories quite a bit. Now we are supposed to believe that she and the so-called love of her life live mostly apart, communicate by email and nearly seperate when the child-from-hell Lucy comes between them, despite her 'burying' him once.

Thirdly, I just don't buy into the Marino falling-out. They have been close for years, with some unrequited feelings on Marino's side, and yet we are asked to believe that they fall out over a simple mistake on Marino's part. His transformation to pretendy hells angel doesn't work either.

The last few pages are rushed and laughable, and leave the reader feeling cheated out of a fiver. Avoid!
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on 25 October 2013
This is one of Cornwell's later book. I found it difficult to get into it but in no way could I not finish it. Her characters all
progress together through her novels, getting older together and moving around the states. Her characters are all complicated, and are so well portrayed in all her novels. The storyline is realistic, often gorey and everything is well described. I always look forward to the next book of Cornwell
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on 17 May 2017
The books are becoming more detailed in forensic analysis and less focused on story lines. Also, I feel too much of the narrative is spent on describing guns, gadget and modes of transport. Let's get back to a good murder mystery
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on 4 March 2017
ok
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on 16 April 2017
Yet another amazing book that is difficult to put down once you have started reading it
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on 8 June 2017
Arrived before the timeline given...book in excellent condition and as advertised. Fully recommend.
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on 8 September 2014
Very good value, fast delivery
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on 12 June 2017
excellent
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on 23 May 2006
As a long-time Cornwell fan I was totally disappointed with this novel. The last couple have of releases have not been quite up to her earlier standard- but by comparison to this they were

classics.

This is lazily written with a limited plot.

The novel is all over the place making it hard to follow at times and seems to be padded out with huge amounts of irrelevant

text, so obviously Patricia was struggling on the word-count front.

Either she has run out of ideas or is taking her readers for granted...
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