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Excellent stage setting and research but somewhat predictable.
on 18 June 2014
The Kill List isn't the best novel I've read by Frederick Forsyth but it's still makes for a decent read. There's so much care and attention in the details especially when it comes to geographical settings and technology. Forsyth is so experienced he knows exactly how to set a believable stage for his novels. My reservation has to be events become predictable. I don't think I was once caught unawares by anything that happened. The Kill List is basically two characters, 'The Preacher' and 'The Tracker', involved in a high-tech cat and mouse chase with only one real conclusion. There's little in the way of intrigue. It only takes a couple of small errors by one of the characters and the chase is on, their whereabouts known and the full impact of modern day technology aimed in their direction. It's all good stuff, well written but one dimensional. It's not difficult to fully guess the outcome or the direction the plot will take to get there. I'm slightly underwhelmed if I'm being perfectly honest.