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The worlds longest to do list.
on 5 February 2013
I am a big fan of Forsyth's work but this really is one of the worst and most misguided thrillers I have ever read. It is one long shopping list of events that range from the staggeringly dull to the only very mildly interesting. Endless chapters pass as Shannon wanders from one country to the next doing bank transfers. You could easily skip a good eighty percent of this book and not even notice, read the first three to four chapters and then skip to the last few in the reasonable expectation that when a mercenary is hired to do a job he will set about preparing for that job in a normal, logical and straightforward fashion...which he does.
Joyless, dull and thoroughly uninspired.