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Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
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Dec 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, police-procedural
Read from December 01 to 04, 2011

Another great read from David Baldacci. It takes an exceptional book to keep me interested through 638 pages and, although the first quarter was a little too much prep, there was plenty of action and much to be learned about how hostage rescue and the FBI work. We get the usual frustration with government intransigence. I once heard an old idea that people are raised up through the ranks until they reach their own level of incompetence and there they stay. Everyone working for them then must suffer bad leadership indefinitely. Politics is a perfect example of this and Last Man Standing also shows an example of this kind. We also see that a person can give of himself, suffering mightily, but memories of past heroics are short while the urge to climb over coworkers for personal gain abounds with the FBI leaders. The plot is multilayered and, best of all, left me contemplating how it all turned out and would I have done the same.

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