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I didn't have a lot of expectations from this book when I downloaded if. I just needed something to fill the time until one out my favorite authors was available. I found myself immediately engaged. The author did a great job of combining the past life of the main character with the present. I find many authors do a terrible job of transitioning to the past to provide essential background information. Not here; I enjoyed the back story as much as the main plot line. Looking forward to this author's next book.
35 of 35 people found this review helpful
The story starts out very interesting, with suspense and an exciting premise. Immediately the adventure starts but the flaws are too many to overcome. Sam is being chased relentlessly by assassin's because he witnesses a murder in the course of his job following political canidates. I am drawn into the story, and really enjoy how he uses his former life in foster care and having lived on the streets his whole life to stay alive by using all the many ingenious things he learned in that horrible situation. To me this story goes down hill after a great beginning because the author seems bound to throw in a little romance that throws the whole rhythm off. It then becomes " The Hardy boy meets Nancy Drew. I was really disappointed. Also, everyone around him ends up dead, but there seems to be no sadness or remorse of this fact. Odd. Because I liked the character Sam I had to keep staying with it until close to the end and by then i just gave up. Anticlimactic ending to a possible great beginning. Sorry to say this, and others may not agree, but because of these flaws i just couldn't stick it out. it's still a book I recommend because the character Sam is really an interesting guy. For the price, a nice diversion.
80 of 84 people found this review helpful
Slightly irritating that every chapter opens with a timeline countdown. Wears thin but other than that can't wait for next Sam Callahan!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I just love how this story is told. It's a unique use of the flashback technique that tells you Everything you need or want to know about Sam, efficiently and elegantly whilst propelling the story in an exciting fashion.
In Sam you have a potentially unique genius who, having endured and survived a truly difficult and heart rending childhood, is just about to finally complete his law degree and become a much sought after legal mind.
Until a part time, stop gap job leads him to become sought after for all the wrong reasons! You cannot put this book down, as much as you may have other things to do, this book will keep you guessing and wondering how it can ever be successfully resolved!
I discovered this title as part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription. I doubt that I would have discovered it otherwise. This novel alone is worth the subscription fee! The narrator is well chosen, he gives the story credibility.
A totally engrossing listen. Enjoy!