The Hidden Assassins (Javier Falcon #3)
A core review easily writes itself when the heart and style of the author is familiar to the reviewer. Take into account the reviewer never having read any previous books in the series, then the story should stand on its own. The Hidden Assassins does this and more.
Meet Inspector Javier Falcon, the chief homicide detective. Add the sensitive subject of terrorism, bombs and religious factions and you have a forward motion of tension and suspense. Granted the ...more
Aufgrund der Explosion finden sich auch bald die Vertreter der Geheimdienste ein und bestimmen die Stoßrichtung der E ...more
An enormous amount of detail fills the first two thirds of the book - and really it's just part of his writing style - before it all starts to come together and make some sense. Until then it's like sifting through a grab bag of unrelated widgets. Not too exciting or compelling.
The secondary storyline involving domestic abuse takes up far too much of the book. It gets drawn out far to ...more
These strengths overcame what I found to be a puzzling number of weaknesses.
The first error I think Wilson makes is having a women, who is feeling endangered, leave a public area to flee down a dark alley. Where of course the man she has ...more
This is the third of Robert Wilson’s four-book series about Falcón and the story twists and turns re ...more
The story explores cultural tensions and provides insights into the world of today. Different characters give us their points of view in the hope of helping us understand why the world has seen a resurgence of horrific events against mankind in recent years.
Through great writing and excellent plotting, Mr Wilson has taken his protagonist Javier Falcon on multiple cases, one of a man found brutally murdered, whose body was mutilated to prevent identification, ano ...more
Det er et skarpt og politisk godt tænkt plot. Religiøs terrorisme, politisk opportunisme og populisme går hånd i hånd med almindelige borgeres frygt. Politi og efterretningsorganisationers manglende gennemsigtighed og evne til at skabe overblik efter en bombe springer i et boligområde i Sevilla er det centrale plot. Herudfra udskiller der sig adskillige sidehistorier, der både har korruption, ligestilling, medierne og magtens uhellige alliancer, nordafrikas geopolitiske ...more
“Cunde el pánico en Sevilla. Una terrible explosión ha volatilizado un edificio del centro de la ciudad y se ha llevado por delante las vidas de todos sus inquilinos y de los niños que asistían a una guardería cercana. Cuando corre la voz de que la planta baja del edificio estaba ocupada por una mezquita, el temor latente a u ...more
My goodness but this was bad. It rates two stars because it's quite readable, but it's like a low-grade TV thriller.
-- a tourist's eye view of Spain, in which the Spanish are determined to act like stereotypes and have a fascination with England
-- a ridiculously accelerated timeline which has, for example a bombing victim appearing on Tv the next day to endorse a political candidate
-- gigantic flukes like the protagonists best friend being sent in to act as a spy and stumbling on the vit ...more
The late-night news: Funny, I ended up really having to push my way through this one. Many reviews by fans of author Robert Wilson have used the unfortunate term "needlessly padded" when discussing this one, and I've got to agree. The final chapters, in which the baddies are pressed h ...more
About terrorism, religious zealotry, and good old-fashioned human foibles like greed, The Hidden Assassins mixes the personal with the political. With a complex plot and many__perhaps too many__subplots, the mystery offers nuanced insights into crime, culture, psychology, religion, history, and personal relationships. Rich in settings, details, and characters__particularly the intelligent and sensitive Falc_
Assassinos escondidos fascinou-me da primeira à ultima página e deixou durante capítulos a achar que sabia o que tinha acontecido... enganei-me redondamente.
i have noticed that thrillers are often in a narrower format than other books which makes the sentences shorter and easily read . a cunning ploy .