Wednesday, February 10, 2010

High Crimes - Joseph Finder

MY THOUGHTS: I've read a lot of crime novels, and I'll have to admit that this one was a lot different than the others. The author, a writer for the New York Times and the Washington Post, offers his insights into the CIA in this highly classified military case involving a court martial and covert operations.

EXCERPT from page 22:

"For a few minutes, she sat still, breathing heavily, trying to regain control. The reality of what had just happened - or, rather, the unreality of it - was just beginning to sink in. While Annie sat in the back seat, licking at an ice-cream cone, her fright apparently having subsided, Claire's thoughts were in turmoil. What had she just witnessed? If Massie was lying to her, as she assumed, then why had Tom run away? And where had he learned to do such things?"

MY RATING:  6/10

The review on the cover of this book reads as follows: "Exciting...deliciously absorbing...full of hairpin turns!" And though I did enjoy reading this book, I hardly believe it to be "deliciously absorbing." I had no problem in putting this book down to take a break. Nor did I find it full of "hairpin turns."  There were a few curve balls thrown into the  mix, but for the most part, like any crime novel these days, the story was simple and fairly predictable, an easy read.

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