Top critical review
20 November 2014
Not bad at all and worth reading if this style of novel is to your liking. John Puller's style and approach is well established from his first two outings, so no surprises here, however we get to know a lot of his brother (jailed for high treason) and John teams-up with him to right a few wrongs, solve a conspiracy and meet a tough and attractive woman. This last issue feels a bit weird in how it plays-out, but a bit like Jack Reacher, Mr Puller is just not allowed to have a normal life even when he surprises the reader by initiating it. Also his partner (and more) from the first two novels, General Julie C. is almost non-existent in this book, which is a shame. The body count is very high and the depth / seriousness of the conspiracy is off the scale, though somehow low key and believable at the same time (sounds impossible I know). I would place this novel in the category of read it once, enjoy it and then forget about it.