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The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
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Jul 09, 2012

did not like it
Read in July, 2012

Pretty bad.

I was on vacation and forgot to bring a book so went to the hotel's lending library. Of those that were not romance and for people younger than 13, this was the best I could find.

The dialogue is very stiff, confusing, feels like it was started and stopped at various times and was agreed upon by a group of people instead of one. The team behind this book doesn't seem to have a clear idea of what the Department of Homeland Security does, which is unfortunate given the subject matter, and doesn't seem to realize there was a recent TV show called Chuck which had the entire premise of this already played out. Baldacci does know his crime scenes which was interesting, But other than that, I found the book to be very weak.

1/3 of the way I figured out who the bad guy was, why they were doing what they would do and, more or less, how the good guys would succeed. Skipping to the last chapter verified those conclusions.

Unless you are in Belize with nothing to do, I say say skip this one.

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Brent Fulgham So true. Such horrible dialog!

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