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As usual, John Grisham does a fantastic job of engaging the reader's sympathy for a hero who is in fact the most appalling villain. I found myself rooting for said hero from very early on. The plot was a little bit feeble, with the technobabble rather too obviously made up as the author went along, but I enjoyed the Italian setting.

Releasing at the Dublin convention.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5127422
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Standard Grisham fare: lawyers, the American South, vast sums of money, yachts, bugging, the lot. In this instance somebody has died, and then disappeared with ninety million. Yes, in that order. The book consists of getting him back from the underworld (to which, of course, he has not gone) and then getting him out of all the trouble he's got himself into.

I didn't really get into this, to be honest, and the only reason I finished it was that I was putting off going shopping. I failed to have much sympathy for the central character, and the twist at the end somehow managed to be both predictable and unconvincing.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9880651
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Something of a disappointment; this lacked the excitement and suspense of some of the other Grishams I've read. I had hoped, for example, that the main character would have made a more interesting use of his pilot's license than simply flying to a casino and back again. This was but one of many plot coupons that was introduced and then never cashed in. Dull all round.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10020349
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I gave up on this one. I don't think Grisham should venture further into True Crime; this was missing all the suspense and, dare I say it, interest, of his fictional works. Dull.

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