Top critical review
Good story, but erratic pacing
on 12 June 2014
I read the author's first book, Nest of Vipers, years ago - multiple times actually, but not recently so the memory is a bit hazy. In concept, however, the books are similar from the perspective of starting the heroine off in a markets context and having something there trigger the thriller aspect to unfold. My impression is there's less financial markets stuff in this story (not that one really needs to understand the markets to follow the story), but perhaps a bit more action. I think the general story here is a good one. There are interesting elements and lots of good action. There are some issues with pacing, though. At times the story moves along quite quickly while at others it gets a little be plodding.
As an aside, the book was originally published in 2007. It's interesting to read a pre-Financial Crisis perspective on the financial markets, even in a limited scope. That datedness, though, may distract some readers who are familiar with market developments since.