Sep 6, 2007
This was a good but rather slow spy story. The way the bad guys always knew where the hero was with no plausible reason from the author along the way was a drawback. The story did not move with the normal fast pace of Ludlum. Early on I began to suspect everyone, even the "love interest," as being the enemy. This distracted from rather than adding to my enjoyment of the story.
Few if any of the books published under the Robert Ludlum trademark are up to Ludlum's style, they try but don't quite make it. I think it is time to let Robert Ludlum rest in peace and for the authors writing under his name trademark to make it on their own. The story was good (not great) so I gave it 4 stars but I think by having the name Robert Ludlum involved detracted because I expected more. The cover implies that Ludlum wrote the book but I think inside it admits he did not.