Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 25, Frank rated it it was amazing Shelves: novel , favorites , thriller.
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I can't say enough about this book. A tightly packed action novel that by no means seemed as long as its pages. I read this without feeling the presence of the author--almost like the story told itself. Very well done, no back paging to refresh or remember characters, every detail vivid and memorable. In my mind this was flawless and not a single page was boring. I will follow up this book by reading another Folsom book, and if it's as good as this one, then I will have found a new favorite I can't say enough about this book.
I will follow up this book by reading another Folsom book, and if it's as good as this one, then I will have found a new favorite author.
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Jan 08, Jan rated it it was amazing. Loved this book. It was filled with excitement, a plot to obtain the Russian throne, that takes the reader all over Europe and other lands. It is a love story, and a true adventure. That is as far as I will go, as I don't want to spoil this book, however, the last paragraph ma Loved this book. That is as far as I will go, as I don't want to spoil this book, however, the last paragraph made me gasp, is there another book and will our hero have to continue to run? The good news is, I just found two more books to continue the story, and already ordered.
Hope they are as good as this one. Feb 09, Patrick rated it it was amazing. I found this an exciting read. It was full of action, especially the first pages. It took quite a while to figure out just why Raymond was killing all the people. Just what was the motive? When we finally find out, it is very unexpected. This is kind of what I've come to expect of Allan Folsom's novel though. Well thought out plots that you'd never expect the kind of twists that he thinks up. I encourage you to read it.
As for me, I'm reading the next one in the series. View 1 comment. Oct 06, Tony rated it liked it. Meanwhile a murderer is on the loose and he is killing people all over the world. Hunting down this man is going to drag his squad, his sister, and him through life and death situations. When all is said and done, his life will never be the same. This book had a great introduction that makes you want to read on.
The fast pace continued throughout the book, although at a few parts it was pretty slow. I found the book to be fairly wordy in parts, and there was something about it that I just did not enjoy.
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The characters were great, very well done, which made up for some of the negatives I will list. I found some very foundational problems with this book in terms of probability; I will mention a couple. I highly doubt that in the initial meeting with Raymond and Donlan; that they would have given up their weapons to a criminal.
I also wonder why the FBI was not brought into the case. When murderers kill in multiple states the FBI should be brought into the case. The ending was pretty good, though very predictable. Having read future books in this series, this book was good for showing where Marten got his start. For more of my reviews check out my website, www. Jul 12, David rated it it was ok. The first hundred and fifty pages of this novel was slam-bang page turning action.
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This was followed by several hundred pages of really good thriller material. This was followed by an uneven and less than thrilling hundred pages, and then suddenly we were back to some exciting action again. The point was that this novel was somewhat uneven.
The author proved he could write slam bang action, the problem was he couldn't provide a serious reason for it. I don't offer the premise of his novel here in The first hundred and fifty pages of this novel was slam-bang page turning action. The story begins on a train and can any book with train action be all bad. The action heats up as Folsom writes in short sections semi-chapters which makes the reader feel as if he can read just one more section.
However, the story goes on much too long, has an unsatisfying up in the air conclusion, some stupid stuff in between. What a bunch of junk. Wooden writing, cardboard characters and purple prose all led to me abandoning this doorstop after less than pages. Coincidences abound, emotions explode and very little of it makes any sense. Guess I'm just not the mass market thriller type.
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View 2 comments. Aug 05, Amit rated it it was amazing. Another fantastic story-telling by Allan Folsom. The plot again is a little far-fetched but master story telling indeed..!! Jan 02, Pooja Goyal rated it liked it. Moves really fast as all Allan Folsom books do. Very gripping story.
However,not as tightly knit as 'The day after tomorrow' and a little too long. Jan 11, Jacqueline Macabuhay rated it really liked it.
I've now read all his books. He never dissappoints! Apr 05, Nolan rated it liked it Shelves: nls-audio. John Barron is the youngest member of the legendary squad, part of the Los Angeles police department. He boards a train one morning with his squad members in search of a killer. As the events of that morning unfold, Barron realizes that there is a reason his squad is so famous. Unbeknownst to the squad, there are two killers John Barron is the youngest member of the legendary squad, part of the Los Angeles police department. That man is Raymond Thorne, and he is connected to a truly evil woman who will use his talents for her own power-grabbing reasons.
When Barron objects to the manner in which the arrest on that train was handled, he finds himself bereft of a job, forced to change his name and nation of residence, and worried about protecting his mentally fragile sister.
Feb 22, Neha Oberoi rated it it was ok. This book is a Chase.
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The whole premise of the book seemed a waste. The start of the book is a moral dilemna of a 27 year old cop. Personally, his conscience was over active. Had he not succumbed to the mental frailties and life ethic this book would have been over in a hundred pages and not dragged on for over a thousand. Mad man on a rampage.