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The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry
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May 03, 2011

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bookshelves: mystery-thriller, ebook
Read from January 09 to 20, 2012

I wished I liked this more. The pace was great and the overall story was interesting, with modern pirates as the main antagonist (not something you see a lot of). There were fun tie ins to history and the fictionalized accounts of certain historical events was fun.

The downside, I feel, was the sweet, and romantic portions. The series is part history, part spy, and while we all know spies like some romance, the inclusion in the book of marital discourse between the first family and some other characters, really seemed stretching it, and made the overall vibe syrupy. I think Mr. Berry might want to try a new character or some other fresh plot points. In some ways this series seems headed for the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan doom of loosing focus and originality.

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