sandin954's review against another edition
The first half of the book was a bit confusing and did not really hold my attention. I found myself having to reread several pages because I realized I was skimming the words, not really paying attention to what I was reading. However, I hate to start a book and not finish it, so I plugged away. When the book was nearly over, I actually found myself enjoying it. Maybe if I had read the first two books, this one would have been a little more enjoyable to me.
The story is told by the main character in the story, who occasionally skips back and forth (Pulp Fiction style) between two different things that are going on -- the current situation he has gotten himself into and then something in the future that happens that we will eventually learn. See what I mean by how this can be pretty confusing?
There's a lot of violence, bad language and adult situations (drugs, sexual situations, etc). I actually think this wouldn't make a half-bad movie, but this is something I'd much rather see on the big screen than read about.
cantdrive55's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? Character
What is with trilogies? I seem to always like the first book the most...and that holds true for the Henry Thompson books by Huston as well. I found my enthusiasm waning a bit ...but this is still a great read from a great author!!
Poor Hank. Through three books, he's been running from the law, the Russians and others. He just keeps getting into awful situations that.
The books are fast paced - I listened to the first two and am reading this one. It's a fun writing method - the author hops forward in time and Henry's in trouble again, then he backs up and takes you through what leads up to the trouble.