Author: James Patterson
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 3, 2006
The threat was absolute. At 5.05 p.p. Wall Street would be destroyed. No demands, no ransom, no negotiations. A multiple firebombing—orchestrated by a secret militia group—would wipe out the financial heart of America.
Faced with catastrophe on an unimaginable scale, Federal agent Archer Carroll and Wall Street lawyer Caitlin Dillon are pitched into a heart-stopping race against rime, tracking the unknown enemy through a maze of intrigue, rumour and betrayal towards a truly shocking climax.
A story of deception, secret government sects, global terrorism, Vie-veteran guerrilla, bomb threats on Wall Street...set in the middle of Cold War.
Cut the length in half and you might get a decent thriller. But as it is, the pace was too slow, the twists and turns too convoluted, the characters were a bit too one-dimensional for my taste...I'm just not convinced.
Great premise, poor execution. Sad, but true.