There are some spots in the book where the action seems to slow down, but if you have that feeling while you’re reading, it’s because you’re not paying close enough attention. And what an ending! The field is left wide open for at least one more book in this saga.
On the downside, I feel that had the author had a good editor, his book would have been featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, and would have had a single-digit ranking on the same newspaper’s Hardcover Fiction category of bestsellers. There are typographical and usage errors, plus I think that rewriting the parts where he relates events in the third person into first person action would draw the reader in deeper, and quicker.
This book has enough plot-twisters, wrinkles and adventures for, again, at least two books. [Take note, publishers.] And it wouldn’t surprise me at all if this book gets snapped up by a movie company. It has all the ingredients: A king’s ransom in diamonds, intrigue, danger, plenty of action, an intelligent plot, and even a romantic interest.
Not to be missed, (small) warts and all!