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Could be my last
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2013
I've read all of the Jonathan Grave series and pre-bought this one. I was actually in the middle of another great book when this popped up on my Kindle and I couldn't wait to finish the other so I could get to it. What a disappointment! By the very nature of this genre, reality is stretched a little. I'm used to amazing feats by the main characters and their sidekicks. I think most of us want to believe there really are supermen out there who can pull these things off, but this went WAY BEYOND PLAUSIBILITY. I really don't want to spoil anything, so I guess I have to be vague. The book started out with a good setup and good intro of characters. But after books and books of code names and secrecy, operation security was thrown out the window and while they still used all their code names, they might as well have taken out newspaper ads. AND, there were complete leaps to conclusions with no path there. The president became the primary suspect? I backed up several pages trying to find where they got that and there was nothing. It just popped up. Huh? And then after carefully describing all the combat experience of his staff, even the guards to his office, the hero suddenly enlists reluctant civilians instead of tapping his staff? Double huh? And THEN in the thick of it all a terrorist recognizes one of the team as perhaps 2nd highest value target in the world and PASSES on taking the shot hoping for a better opportunity? HUH, HUH, HUH? I expected better. I will NOT be pre-ordering any more. I'll be checking the reviews before I waste my time/money. Mr Gilstrap, you can do better than this, we've seen it.