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Power Play is the latest in the Mack Bedford series. At this point there is no doubt that the old Patrick Robinson style of the Admiral Moran series is not coming back. In that series, Robinson made you feel for the villain almost as much as for the hero.
Power Play is about a resurging Russian nation and a plan to strike back at the United States for making it feel impotent. The plot is interesting and there are plenty of twists -- however, many of these twists are foreseeable and the story lack surprise and depth. Joe Barrnett did not add any punch to the story, his character voices were mainly flat and without emotion.
This is a fence novel in that, if you are a eager fan of Robinson - listen ; if you are considering reading this novel as a first Robinson reader -- I'd pass. I am going to pass on novel 5 if it is ever released.
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If you could sum up Power Play in three words, what would they be?
Intense, scary, wiped-out
What other book might you compare Power Play to and why?
Other books by Robinson, Tom Clancy books, Marc Cameron books They are all military/what we could face. I would cal them realfiction.
Which scene was your favorite?
I can't tell because it would spoil the book so I will just say the build up to the seals mission.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Oh yeah. Things kept getting in my way of listening to it straight through.
Any additional comments?
If you like Clancy but a little shorter, get this book.