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Length: 408 pages
Date of Publication: 1990
The head of the Medellin Cartel is brought to the US for trial, and terrorism erupts in Washington, DC as a result. The fourth of the Jake Grafton novels.
Though this story was written about drugs nearly twenty years ago, it could just as easily be talking about radical Islamic terrorism of today. The story is fairly fast-paced, and keeps your attention most of the way through. Though it is a Jake Grafton novel, he really shares the book with lots of other characters, as the story moves from place to place and situation to situation.
This book is one of those that, if you like the genre, you'll have trouble putting down, wanting to see what happens next, and how it all gets resolved.
And that's the only place I feel the book falls down just a little bit. The resolution to the conflict happens very quickly, in less than ten pages, with no real "plan"... it just kind of "happens".
All in all, it's a good book, and it is certainly worth a read, but you might be just a small bit disappointed by the way it wraps up.
A note: Though you should try to read the three novels before this one, you really CAN read this one without them, you'll just miss a couple of nuances about the character. But they're not significant. The three previous novels are Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight, and The Minotaur, all by Stephen Coonts.
Storytelling: 4 out of 5
Characters: 4 out of 5
Mechanics: 4 out of 5
Read this book. Really nice. I read a lot of other books by him. In his new books he is moving in a new direction with another character ,tommy, as the lead. He was also trying to tell his latest book from a first person narrative point of view, which I thought wasn't as good as the usual third person point of view.