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Interesting plot, rushed ending
on 30 August 2013
I enjoyed the first two thirds of this book,it flowed nicely, the story was unfolding at a steady pace, then the author shot into overdrive and crammed what could have been a whole other book into the final third.
It's glaringly obvious in the last couple of chapters, particularly where character interactions are dispensed with entirely and replaced with an omni present narrator style summation - like the wrap ups at the end of those true story movies.
That's the bad out of the way, the plot was interesting, and there are great character development moments for Picard who is faced with having to disregard his morality to save his wife.
Cloudhurry receives a lot of attention here and we see her finally get to grips with losing her family, and how she gets there was well played out.
Not much action, as with the other typhon pact novels, it's more about the politics and manoeuvring.