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Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
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Jun 12, 2009

it was ok
Read in May, 2009

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.

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message 1: by Lara (new)

Lara So...wait: did the topless busty porn star make the "highlights" cut or not?

Maggie lol @ gun porn!

Bart Pretty concise and accurate... I am only 2/3 the way through and I am going to stop. Highlights seen and no need to see more.

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