I have read this book as well as listened to the audio version, and I love them both. The Story is about a guy named Dave Elliot whose world, all of a sudden, gets turned completely upside down. He Runs to work every day but today when he arrives his boss pulls a gun on him and from that point on almost every one he meets tries to kill him. He spends the day in a large building trying to work out why, as we find out more about him and whats going on.
I have heard people say the story is a little unbelievable in places but I would say its no more so than any other adventure Fiction book. It's far more believable than a dan brown book, and just as thrilling, When I read it I could not put the book down.
The Audio Version is really Good, its well read and they have added music in places that really adds to the suspence, they got it spot on and really did it justice. It is abridged though and you do miss a few things along the way, such as the story of Daves Child hood pond. But even without these things its still great.
I Would love to get this on CD as I have listened to the tapes so many times that one of them snapped, however I have yet to see it on CD anywere.
This Really is brilliant and I can't recommend it enough. But I would recommened the book as well so you can get the bits missed out in the audio version.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 43 minutes|
|Author||Joseph R. Garber|
|Audible.in Release Date||07 September 2000|
|Publisher||Random House Audio|
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#10 in Crime Action Fiction
#38 in Mystery Action Fiction
#123 in Psychological Fiction
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Read it 20 years ago. It's even better than I remember. Grateful to have it in my library.
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well preserved book. I like it a lot.
poor book. Never finished itReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 December 2014
poor book. Never finished it.
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I first read this book in the late 80’s or early 90’s. While there are some military inaccuracies with MACV-SOG and Special Forces in general, the overall novel and the character arc for Elliott is exceptional and accurate. One of my favorite books and now as a kindle ebook, I can have it with me any time. This is an excellent book that has weathered the span of time well.
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