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Weakest of the series.
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2021
For some reason Ryan decided what this series needs is a lot more introspection; not just by Hatch but by nearly every character in the book. So the action sequences are repeatedly interrupted by the participants’ reflections on how they arrived at this particular juncture, or what their father (mother, sister, cousin, etc.) said to them at some point in the past. This can go on for paragraphs, if not pages, while time is suspended between,say, the instant a trigger is pulled and the instant the bullet leaves the barrel. It gets to be tedious. I haven’t decided yet whether to take a chance on the next installment..