Best-selling author James P. Hogan presents a riveting, near-future, high-tech thriller about the rise to power of a third American political party - and the potentially lethal consequences of this rise when a nuclear warhead disappears.
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Thought it was a thriller- nope - a political rant
I was actually looking under the new releases for Sci-Fi and Fantasy, saw this book and thought I would give this a try. It was an "anti-tax", "big government is the bogeyman and the root of all evil" rant disguised as a story.
I could take the drivel, to each his own opinion, but it completely corrupted the entire book - the guy couldn't even go to the airport without going off on some tangent about how the government ruined everything.
The characters were extremely one dimensional - no depth, all specifically designed to drive home a point - not to weave a good story. The dialogue was forced (evenly laughably at times - so there was some unexpected enjoyment).
I listened to the end, hoping that the Sci-Fi Fantasy portion would come out, hoping for something amazing at the end to redeem the book, but nothing.
The speaker was OK - I actually gave her a two because I couldn't tell if I was laughing at her "male impersonations," or the silly dialog that the males were saying. She may be better in a different book.
Great Book. Really Fantastic Performance