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When Web London's FBI Hostage Rescue Team is ambushed in a dark alley, Web is the only survivor. As the FBI investigates, suspicion surrounding Web deepens. Now, he needs help from an unlikely ally in his desperate search for the killer of his friends, and finds himself up against a force intent on finishing the job that began in the alley....

Title : Last Man Standing
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Number of Pages : 640 Pages
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Last Man Standing Reviews

  • Suzanne
    2019-06-17 00:42

    This book was too long for me. The plot convoluted in a way, I had problems with connecting with the protagonist that should have been a guy to really like. He was a troubled but highly skilled FBI agent with issues, which were resolved in a way, but still lacking any final resolution. Even a loosely possible romantic situation didn't eventuate. I was disappointed with this, but as always, my audio cd's are limited as I only borrow from the library and never seem to choose anything decent. Disappointing, and all I can really articulate is that it was okay.

  • Jonetta
    2019-06-04 22:22

    The intrigue starts at the opening page when Web London, a highly-trained sniper in the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), proceeds with his team into an ill-fated operation. When the dust (and guns) settle, he's the last man standing in the midst of some very strange circumstances. What follows next is Web's struggle to not only understand what happened but to clear his name. There are layers and layers of mystery and subterfuge, with a host of characters inside and outside of the Bureau along with some criminal elements and shady people. Understanding them, their connections and possible motivations made this an interesting and exciting experience. I looked forward to listening to this story daily and actually awakened in the middle of one night with the revelation of what happened to Web! And, I was right. I also enjoyed the narrator who had the tough task of distinguishing so many characters. Jason Culp was excellent and enhanced my listening enjoyment. I'll definitely look for more of his titles. I enjoyed this story that's classic Baldacci, even though the ending wasn't quite what I needed. But, there was enough there for me to just use my imagination and finish it off. 4.5 stars(I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review)

  • Corey
    2019-06-09 05:38

    David Baldacci never fails to amaze, another solid thriller! A few chapters really seemed to drag and the story seemed to be going nowhere, but it was like connecting the dots, the antagonists are all a mystery until the very end, and they weren't who I was expecting. This is however another book that I wish Baldacci had written a sequel to because it just ended too abruptly, and some things were left unanswered.But I'm not gonna complain, it was a very enjoyable read, and highly recommended!

  • Michael
    2019-06-08 04:41

    Decent for escapist reading, with a hero you can empathize with, some creative ideas for criminal schemes, and engaging plot twists. I had read a recent Baldacci thriller, “The Innocent”, and liked it well enough to try this earlier one (from 2001). Ultimately I was disappointed with too many plot elements, clichés, and implausible components.Web London is the sole survivor of an FBI hostage rescue squad’s disastrous drug raid in Washington, DC. His survival is the result of “freezing” up, which results in much shame and self-doubt as well as disapprobation on the part of his supervisors. His best lead is a young boy who was a witness on the scene of the raid who has been mysteriously swept away by some fake FBI agents.He begins to work with a female psychiatrist, who begins to dig painfully into abuse in his childhood and his guilt over a past raid on a religious cult that led to the death of a child hostage. One of the leaders of the cult has escaped from prison and a set of murders suggests he is out for revenge. Was the set-up of the hostage squad related to drug dealer gangs or a targeting of the FBI over the old hostage case? The set-up also points to likely leaks from corrupted members of the FBI itself. Web is not part of the investigation, but he keeps working on it while he assumes duty at a Virginia horse farm guarding the parents of the child killed in the cult raid.Thus, the tale involves a hero with psychological demons and high motivation to prove himself while in the doghouse. These clichés are compounded by the sentimental additions of a sympathetic psychiatrist and a cute kid in danger. I could have ridden okay with that if the bad guys were not so implausible in their complex and infallible machinations. Am wondering if I should try others, such as "Absolute Power", or instead keep mining either old favorites like Nelson DeMille or newer talent like Kyle Mills.

  • Alex Gherzo
    2019-06-17 22:44

    David Baldacci's Last Man Standing has elements of a good novel, but a couple of flaws -- and one in particular -- keep it from transcending mediocrity. Web London, a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, freezes during a mission and watches as his team is gunned down. While seeing a psychiatrist in an attempt to understand what made him hold back, he investigates the shooting and uncovers a conspiracy involving drug dealers, white supremacists, undercover feds and a horse ranch.Spoilers follow...The biggest problem the book has is its hero. Web London isn't likeable at all. He's selfish, stubborn, refuses to listen to anyone, insults people who try to help him and bullies his own colleagues into giving him what he wants. And this is our hero? At one point, he all but forces the head of another HRT team to let him come along on a mission (while he's supposed to be on leave), even implying he'll hurt him if the guy doesn't comply, and it leads to the man almost getting fired. When the inevitable scene where the superior threatens to fire Web comes, I was on the bureaucrat's side. When he questions Jerome, the uncle of a missing boy who figures into the shooting, he mocks him and belittles the idea that Jerome could have a job, which frankly makes him seem racist. When he heads off to Billy Canfield's ranch, he goads Romano into going with him, knowing he's ruining the man's vacation and causing trouble with Romano's wife, but he shrugs this off and makes her out to be unreasonable. Finally, toward the end, he has in his sniper sights a man who helped his investigation -- not to mention the guy was as much a victim of the conspiracy as Web -- and he threatens to kill him. Right in front of his son. When he ends up letting him go, he wonders what's wrong with him. The man has zero honor. There's an undercover agent names Randall Cove who would've made a much better protagonist. He's tough, but honorable, has a dark past that makes some of the real assholes at the FBI -- like Web! -- suspect him of being part of the conspiracy, he's driven to seek justice at any cost and he's one of the people set up by the bad guys. They could've had Web die in the shootout and had Cove be the hero trying to figure out what happened. They'd need to get rid of the psychiatrist subplot and the title of the book, but it would've made for a better reading experience. Some of the writing is a bit subpar as well. Baldacci repeats himself a lot, often in the same paragraph. The dialogue is often very corny, especially when he's trying to be witty. The expository dialogue is particularly rough as well. It doesn't even attempt to come off naturally. They may as well break the fourth wall and talk directly to the reader. It's a problem I don't recall having with The Camel Club or The Collectors, but they were written later so maybe he's just grown as a writer. One more thing that bothered me was a particular setup that never got a payoff. Nemo Straight, who is revealed to be the architect of the HRT murder and the takeover of the drug business on the Eastern seaboard, shoots Randall Cove, but has to run before he can make sure the undercover agent is dead. Turns out that was a big mistake because Cove was wearing a bullet proof vest. One would think he'd pop up in the final shootout and help Web and Romano, right? Well, he doesn't. We find out in one of the final chapters that he made it to a hospital. That's really lazy plotting. Baldacci might as well have had Cove die. He also sets up a reunion between Web and his father, but that happens after the book is over. Very disappointing.The book isn't all bad, however. The conspiracy, with all its different players -- each with their own motives -- is well thought-out and parts of it are very original. Having Dr. O'Bannon be the traitor, who not only sold the secrets agents and their wives told him to his paymasters but also hypnotized Web into freezing during the ill-fated mission, is more interesting than just another crooked agent. It was foreshadowed well, with Web learning that many of the agents' wives visit psychiatrists as well. I also enjoyed the subplot where Web sees Claire Daniels and she attempts to help him figure out why he froze up. I liked how calm she was, particularly since Web is so nasty to her. I went back and forth between two and three stars for this one. Ultimately, I think there's enough that's good about the book to make it worth reading. I'd never read it again, though. And I'm glad Baldacci never used Web London as a hero again.

  • Graham Stull
    2019-05-29 22:24

    I come from that school of stoic readers who feels that if he begins a book, he must see it through until the bitter end. Alas, in this case, the terrible writing, clichéd characters and macho "stercore tauri" defeated me. I gave up after only 100 pages.One hundred pages was enough for me to grow utterly indifferent to the fate of the book's protagonist, Web London, the FBI superagent who battles mysterious forces in his attempt to unravel the mystery of a disappeared African-American boy and the death by ambush of his elite team of shoot'em up good guys.It was also enough for me to feel I had experienced every single cliché in the genre: The cop hero being ordered to 'stay the hell away from this investigation', the obligatory weeping widows to whom the hero vows he will 'find those responsible', the tougher than tough macho man who is slowly destroying himself on the inside...It was also enough for me to cringe, literally cringe, at the racial stereotypes and the contrived dialogue.No fear of plot spoilers from this reviewer. In plot terms, I didn't get deeper into the story than the back page blurb. And while I feel disappointed in myself for not sticking it through, there are too many good books in the world to waste time on this kind of garbage.

  • Sharon Beers
    2019-06-26 01:34

    This is the first Baldacci book I didn't enjoy.

  • Patrick
    2019-05-31 04:20

    Another Baldacci catch me if you can read and of course, not a disappointment. Our protagonist FBI agent Webb is just too damn sharp for his criminal counterparts. This novel encompasses the usual settings......drugs, however not the ones one would typically expect, loose women, yes the kind one would expect, a taste of the Mob, and last but least, porn. In so many words, good shrinks bad shrinks, good kids bad kids, good agents bad agents, nice pretty ladies yet not so nice conniving cunning slutty skanky beyotches. Shocking no, thrilling yes. Moving on to the latest Amos Decker piece, you know, the guy who can never forget because of an NFL head injury back in the day (Synesthesia)......'The Fix'.

  • Judy Collins
    2019-06-25 05:21

    A very interesting read – enjoyed the audio as this is a fast paced thriller! Action packed with suspense, plot twists and the main character Wed, a member of FBI HRT—leaving him the last man standing after a wipeout of the team. Taking you from the past to the present as you learn more – as he unravels the mystery with colorful characters along the way --- great job from Baldacci!

  • Carol
    2019-06-19 02:42

    I really enjoyed this book. It started off fast paced and exciting and slammed you with questions, and then kept you going the whole way through. One thing I really liked was it let you in on one secret at a time, one bad guy at a time, one betrayal at a time. You think you have it, but then realize it’s so much more complicated the further into the plot you go.I'd say this book was about 75-100 pages too many. It is SOOO long. There were a lot of different characters, and there were a few parts where all the different FBI agents started running together. It sorted itself out though. Some characters I felt like I didn’t know very well, or I would have liked to get to know them more, but in the end you knew everything you needed in order for the book to be successful.Like, straight up classic “how does that make you feel,” and “Let’s talk about your daddy issues.” At one point it felt like a parody it was so bad. Look, I know some shrinks pull that stuff, but for the most part, that’s not what h Pick their brains. pretend to be your character and role-play with them. Clearly there was a lot of research done for this book what with all the locations and guns and FBI stuff. Why a psychiatrist-study didn’t make the list I’ll never know.The book was exciting and fulfilling at the end. the good guys won, the bad guys died, and the people who were hurt got their revenge. It was narrated by Jason Culp who did a great job of everyone but Dr. Daniels (who sounded annoying only because she was annoying, so in a way I guess that was perfect).

  • Quillracer
    2019-06-17 01:31

    I’ve read several Baldacci novels and enjoyed them, but this one disappointed me.Cover blurbs call this book a ‘killer thriller’ and the action nearly nonstop.I disagree. A ‘killer thriller’ should have me on the edge of my seat from page one. This one didn’t. Yes, it had sections that had my heart racing and my breath rushing. But those sections were separated by pages galore of exposition, long internal musings by the main character, and side trips into unnecessary info including a detailed tours of a horse farm, one character’s taxidermy hobby, and horse trailers. In the end, Baldacci tied most of these into the main story line, but dumping all that information in when he did almost brought this novel to a halt.I wonder if sometimes authors (I’m not singling out Baldacci here) pad books this way to either meet some predetermined word count or show off their research efforts or just because they’re in love with their own words. Or they had all this neat stuff they couldn’t use elsewhere but couldn’t resist sharing.A thriller should run fast all the way. This one starts that way with the sudden brutal slaughter of an HRT team. But then that race morphs into a strange marathon, sprinting a ways then strolling then trotting then jogging then walking then sprinting then jogging then… You get the picture. The nonstop action claimed on the cover slows to a walk (and sometimes stands on the sidewalk) too often.I expect a thriller to be a page turner. This one wasn’t until I waded through five hundred pages of this 638 page novel. Then things started happening at the break-neck pace a thriller should have. That’s way too late in a thriller for the action to burst into a flat-out run.Sorry, Mr. Baldacci, you'll have to do better if you want me to read more of your work.

  • Rudy
    2019-06-09 23:34

    A Birthday Present that turned into a Sour Read! I received this book as a birthday present and the gift brought a grateful smile to my face since I have enjoyed many of David Baldacci's novels, i.e., Absolute Power, A Simple Truth and others and within a few days I was reading Last Man Standing. Overall, I thought the Web London character was boring and shallow. As an FBI hostage team assaulter he seemed more like a loose cannon rather than a team player which I suspect is the SOP for the FBI. The story is plastered with police that have nothing to fill their time with except to shoot bazookas like guns and love every minute of their destruction. Sometimes I had to laugh because some of the author's scenarios were so bizarre and far-fetched. I won't go into the constant splattering of foul, almost detestable language, which I didn't feel added much to the plot. There were few surprises and I felt I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what would happen next. Anyway, in my opinion Last Man Standing doesn't seem to fit Mr. Baldacci's style of a thrilling mystery novel that is at least realistic to a degree and his intensive research into the subject matter that he noted for. One last thought I think the book could have been shorten by at least 50 or 60 pages. It's not a terrible novel, it's a good read and I wouldn't recommend purchasing it.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-06-22 22:22

    This really powerful FBI thriller was fast-paced, suspenseful, vivid and exciting; I found myself not wanting to put it down from the first page onwards and it was definitely worth reading.

  • Richard
    2019-06-20 03:41

    6/10A run of the mill thriller story which was overly bloated with some interesting ideas which never really took off.The overall plot is quite a good idea with a SWAT team like leader taking his team into a situation which ends badly leaving him the "Last Man Standing". This all happened relatively quickly in the book to say it is just over 550 pages and then teased out things that happened after which made the pace slow and ponderous. The pacing of the book, because of the above, was very slow and didn't move on and found itself trying to develop conspiracy theories that weren't interesting. If there were 100 pages or so less and a bit more action then it would have been more enjoyable. On the flip side of this though, the therapy sessions were pretty much the highlight with quick firing dialogue and a glimpse into the main characters back history with a good back and forth relationship between the main character and therapist.This is the first time I've read a David Baldacci book and whilst I wasn't overly impressed it hasn't put me off trying some more of his work. I have this as part of an omnibus edition and will try the next book, "Saving Faith", and get a better idea of his style. If you like this try: "The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown

  • Criticalmick
    2019-06-03 03:46

    Potted plot: bristling with gun porn, a colorful bunch of enormous superbad cops and crooks charge around Washington DC and Virgina horse country. There are conspiracies and posturing, heavy-handed hints that perhaps X or Y is the leak within the FBI. Last Man Standing has a love interest and at one point a hottie in a swimsuit, but very little bad langauge or sex. Oh! And a brief appearance by a topless porn star with breasts so enormous they almost hide her abdomen. Highlights include a vintage Corvette convertable with BTO blasting out of its speakers as it races up I95. Most of the novel's fun bits were provided by Italian-American sidekick Paulie Romano. Also, an interesting hint at where super-secret undercover FBI men can hide documents in plain sight. The information on how the FBI's ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) train for missions was interesting. But did Baldacci have to leave every last bit of his research in the novel? The result is tedious and bloated. Critical Mick says: Last Man Standing reads like a Jerry Bruckheimer / Michael Bay film that is so bad, it went beyond Straight-to-Video and into Straight-to-Novelization.Full review on criticalmick.com

  • Josh Feinzimer
    2019-06-08 23:34

    This book failed to keep my attention. I read most of it and then came back to it a couple of months later. Some of the characters seemed unbelievable to me. The main character, Web, was a tormented soul. He was plagued by a troubled past full of abuse and neglect. He coped with an unpleasant childhood by an obsession with his job as a member of the HRT unit of the FBI. A fatal mistake early in his career tormented him almost as much as his abusive father. I kept pulling for Web througout the book, but the conclusion suggests that he may never come to terms with all of his pent up issues. That to me was a huge let down. There was a great deal of violence in this work, almost too much. So many of the characters end up dead which was a bit over the top for my taste. It seemed that Baldacci killed off characters for gratuitous reasons. Also, one character transforms 180 degrees within a couple of pages. To me, the flaw of this work was its unbelievablility. If you're a Baldacci fan, and I am one, you come to realize at the end that you've read some of his better efforts before Last Man Standing.

  • Rick
    2019-06-26 03:22

    Popcorn FBI book. I read the Camel Club series by Baldacci, and while the names and background has changed you could have inserted the same chars here. It was mildly entertaining, but very predictable. The rough FBI guy who each respects, but dislike become buds. And there is this vast conspiracy where it looks like one thing, then no it's not!!! Although the not wasn't really surprising as it was just like the other stories he has written. Plot = This guy did it, no this guy did it, wait these unsuspecting guys are involved and the other guys didn't do it to ultimately the "I can't believe this person was involved". The chars are nothing special, and I don't see myself likely continuing with the series (appeared to have a sequel coming). Wanted to really enjoy it, but just not that overly interested. If you read the Camel Club series you can probably be done with this author.

  • Matt
    2019-06-18 00:25

    I thought that this was pretty silly. THis was my second Baldacci novel and it took me a few weeks to read. Just couldn't get into it. The storyline seemed contrived and the punchline left me with a lot to be desired. I may give DB another shot, but it'll be a while from now before i do.

  • Michael
    2019-06-12 06:19

    Completely formulaic thriller -- cardboard characters, unbelievable situations. Baldacci at his best writes only serviceable thrillers, but this reads as if it was written by someone else.

  • Karen
    2019-06-19 01:43

    I love David Baldacci's work. This one seemed like the early years. Lots of details... and as it was an audiobook no skimming!But I made it through the endless details and to the grit of the book.By mid-way it had picked up nicely and ended on a good note.Thought I had it solved ... HA! Nice twist David!

  • Shelley
    2019-06-21 04:33

    Synopsis: Web London and the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) are sent down an alley for a surprise attack on a drug dealer's lair. The Charlie team is a tight group who have trained and worked together for many years. As they move with stealth precision towards the target, they are surprised to see a boy in the dark alley. When the kid sees them, he utters the queer words, "Damn to hell" and cackles. Uncharacteristically, this kid unnerves Web. But he proceeds with his team, working on getting his pulse beat to sixty-four and visualizing the next moments, as the team gets in position for the signal to move to "green." When the Tactical Operations Center radios to give the go ahead for the final move to the front door, Web freezes. It isn't fear or runaway nerves; Web has been doing this far too long for that. And yet, even with every muscle straining all he can manage to do is to take a few faltering steps and fall down on his gun. At five seconds to impact, Web lays helpless as he watches the Charlie team proceed and then one by one fall to the ground, all dead in seconds. Ironically, Web is the only one alive.For an HRT guy, out surviving team members is a personal hell, nothing to be grateful about. The other FBI guys are suspicious and, even worse, distrust him to go out on mission. He can't bear the silent accusations of the widows and fatherless children who'd just as soon trade him for their lost loved one. And the press is having its usual field day, only this time it is his story they are exaggerating and manipulating. In a single moment Web London goes from hero to pariah. Web needs to understand what happened in that alley, specifically who set up his team for an ambush. This job is his life; he needs to prove his innocence to gain the trust back from the guys and for himself. There is no room in his job for less than absolute perfection and bravery. A good HRT guy does not freeze and let their team be killed without them. Web begins a two-pronged investigation, one external to seek whomever set Charlie up and one internal where he signs on with psychiatrist, Claire Daniels. The key for both investigations seems to be the boy in the alley. After Charlie team was killed, Web still struggled with trying to move. When he saw the boy start to run directly into the line of fire, Web managed to yell at him to stop and slithered himself over to the boy. He gives the boy his hat and a note, warning of the ambush, for the boy to deliver to the reserve unit that TOC is sending in. But somehow, the FBI loses the boy before they have a chance to talk to him. Missing also is the undercover agent that provided the information on the drug lair. Meanwhile, a judge, a prosecutor and a defense counsel are killed in three separate and apparent unrelated incidents. When Web sees this in the newspaper, he makes the connection between those deaths and Charlie team's ambush. He knows that it is the same group who caused half his face to be torn off during a hostage rescue mission. That time a boy he tried to save did not survive. Web London is not the only one who's wondering about the ambush. Francis Westbrook, a giant of a man whose moniker is the apt "Big F," is the leader of a small drug empire. The building that HRT was taking, is in his territory, but its not a place that he's ever used, nor does he run a business on the scale that would warrant that kind of attention. The missing boy is Westbrook's brother and he'll do anything, including giving up his entire business, to get that kid back. Notwithstanding his concern for his brother, he's alert to the fact that he's got a traitor in his top echelon.**Review** Last Man Standing deals with the complexities of the HRT and the inner workings of the FBI itself. The characters are actually believable, and the stress they go through is all too real and palpable. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep even the faint at heart sticking to their seat. I would definitely rate this as a psychological thriller. Web London is a difficult character to like, but his investigations end up getting to the bottom of a web of deceit and lies.

  • Dad
    2019-06-14 06:41

    This was an audio book which I listened to while redoing the bathroom and raking leaves and it served as a great aid in getting my chores done. It was an action thriller set in my home state of Virginia and introduced me to the FBI’s elite rescue team. The weaving of real world events with psychiatrists with realistic yet far fetched schemes made for a great story and entertaining listen.

  • Haley Mathiot
    2019-06-11 06:42

    I really enjoyed this book. It started off fast paced and exciting and slammed you with questions, and then kept you going the whole way through. One thing I really liked was it let you in on one secret at a time, one bad guy at a time, one betrayal at a time. You think you have it, but then realize it’s so much more complicated the further into the plot you go.There were a lot of different characters, and there were a few parts where all the different FBI agents started running together. It sorted itself out though. Some characters I felt like I didn’t know very well, or I would have liked to get to know them more, but in the end you knew everything you needed in order for the book to be successful.There was one thing I didn’t like. And I didn’t just dislike it, it really annoyed me. There is a psychiatrist in the book, named Claire Daniels. I like Claire Daniels. But the problem with the character is she is so darn stereotypical that it made me almost want to stop reading. Like, straight up classic “how does that make you feel,” and “Let’s talk about your daddy issues.” At one point it felt like a parody it was so bad. Look, I know some shrinks pull that stuff, but for the most part, that’s not what happens in a psychiatric session. And I know that both from research and from first-hand experience. If you’re going to put a mind-doctor in your book, do some research. Go see one. Talk to them. Pick their brains. pretend to be your character and role-play with them. Clearly there was a lot of research done for this book what with all the locations and guns and FBI stuff. Why a psychiatrist-study didn’t make the list I’ll never know.Even with the annoying character (and voice, for that matter) of Claire Daniels, the book was exciting and fulfilling at the end. the good guys won, the bad guys died, and the people who were hurt got their revenge. It was narrated by Jason Culp who did a great job of everyone but Dr. Daniels (who sounded annoying only because she was annoying, so in a way I guess that was perfect).Content/Recommendation: Blood and guts, violence and sex, guns and explosions. Ages 18+

  • Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
    2019-06-13 00:47

    David Baldacci once again amazed me! His attention to detail and complexity in Last Man Standing was remarkable. His storytelling is so good and he kept my attention for 22 plus hours of listening by threading together a story that kept me guessing from start to finish. I want to meet Web London, the key FBI agent that is at the heart of the story. His many layers made him so interesting, and his sharpness as a member of the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) worked for and against him. The supporting cast of this story all had a place and every detail was well thought out and led to the resolution.I also want to give huge kudos to the narrator, Jason Culp. Even though there were a tremendous amount of characters in the story, he gave each one their own unique voice. This made it easy to know just who's part of the story was being told. More amazement! I hope I have an opportunity to listen to more of his audiobooks in the future!Note: I received a review copy of this title courtesy of the audiobook publisher, Hachette Audio.

  • Ajitabh Pandey
    2019-06-07 03:40

    http://ajitabhpandey.info/2014/06/last-man-standing/Rescue Team which was all wiped out in a drug raid. The story revolves around what happens in Web's life after that incident. Determined to find the culprit, Web was struggling with personal psychological problems and also suspicions from his own FBI, he decided to take professional help from a psychiatrist. In the process lot of interesting events unfolded including Web's previous visits to another psychiatrist and his undergoing hypnosis.The climax was somewhat unexpected and the actual culprit came as a surprise to me. However, I feel that it may have been presented in a better way to gain some interest from the user. Lots of different scenarios keep on switching very fast and often the traction from the main plot was lost sometime. Some of the characters perhaps were not necessary as I was not able to understand the role they played and significant number of pages were wasted on them.

  • Guillaume
    2019-06-14 05:39

    Web London est un membre de l'équipe d'action HRT du FBI. Lors d'une intervention pour démanteler un réseau de trafiquant de drogue, il se fige quelques secondes soudainement, et échappe ainsi à un piège ou tout ses coéquipiers sont massacrés. Comment un membre surentraîné de l'élite de l'élite peut ainsi sans aucune explication être tétanisé ? Aurait il trahi ?En le lisant, j'ai vite eu l'impression que ce thriller pourrait facilement être un film hollywoodien : comme si l'auteur l'avait écrit en prévoyant d'en vendre le scénario. En effet, tout les éléments y sont : héros charismatiques et imparfaits, conspirations et fausses pistes pour au final une enquête qui suit tranquillement son cours, scénes d'action, surprises réparties sur l'ensemble du livre. C'est donc sans grande originalité, mais cependant écrit de façon très efficace, et très correctement aussi : le rythme est la, la dose de mystère qui donne envie d'en savoir plus aussi. Au final, pas un chef d’œuvre, mais un bon divertissement.

  • Joseph
    2019-06-05 06:35

    Not Baldacci's best effort. Too many characters and too many of them underdeveloped, especially the women. Finished it in spite of the fact that their were too many false leads. The book is not the usual crisp Baldacci product. Debated giving it two stars, but there was enough action to drag me to the end.

  • Peter
    2019-06-18 03:31

    I liked the plot of this book. It seemed to twist and turn. There was some good character development, but it was another thriller that had me turning the pages. It was an easy read that kept me wanting to read.I would recommend this book if you like happy endings and you like the FBI/CIA/ATF type of characters.

  • Mom (Tash)
    2019-06-24 05:34

    I didn't like this book as much as I did the others by David Baldacci that I read. Rougher language, not quite as interesting for me. But still lots of plot-twisting, intertwining characters, unexpected turn-of-events. Baldacci is a master of all that!

  • Jake Parent
    2019-06-12 00:48

    Interesting premise and story. Boring execution. Most of the book is spent repeating the same details of the main character's life, over and over and over again. And int he end they don't really end up being all that meaningful to the story's resolution.