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Fiction stretched to the extreme
on 8 August 2008
A fast paced thriller that you will want to finish quickly to get to the bottom of things. Not one chapter (almost all short in the James Patterson style) passes without something exciting occurs. However i felt that the author here has gone a bit too far. I mean i am perfectly aware that this is pure fiction, but there s a limit to everything in what the reader is supposed to swallow down. Also, i felt that this novel was done in a hurry and lacked the careful detail that Margolin s earlier novels are so rich of (such as Heartstone for instance which i still rate as his absolute best). The characters do not seem real, dialogue is real hasty and the plot is utterly unbelievable and confusing(probably cause Margolin wasnt so clear headed himself) beginning with harvesting of organs in the black market and ending in a completely different direction. Hope that Margolin isnt making the same decline as so many authors sadly do after they become famous and think they can get away with anything cause i think he is a great author as his most early works clearly show.