Get Ready for a Really Wild Ride! Jun 4, 2014
Oh, my goodness! Strap yourself into a chair before you start reading this book; it moves at break-neck pace and speaks to a fear in all of us ? being buried alive. I suffered from a severe case of claustrophobia just listening to the story.
I cannot remember the last time I was so frightened by a story (I know better than to read horror books; I?m too squeamish). This book is not for the faint-of-heart; a seventeen year-old girl is used as a pawn in a high-powered conflict between an American billionaire and some of the most notorious loan sharks around the world.
No one seems to be who they say they are; few are honest ? and the clock is ticking. A young woman?s life hangs in the balance and still people are lying. Nick Heller is fascinating and his friends are just as interesting.
I?ve read several of the Jack Reacher novels and Nick Heller leaves him in the dust. I feel Nick Heller is more realistic because he gets help from friends and co-workers; Jack Reacher does everything himself. Heller is a ?private spy? which seems like a new genre to me; Heller was a Black Ops agent who now has his own business.
The person who read this book (Holter Graham) added so much to the story; his Russian was amazing. Graham changed into several voices; this helped the listener follow the quick plot turns and the large number of characters in this book.