I kept reading Jeffrey Deaver’s “Edge” hoping that there would be something more. There wasn’t. Not because Mr. Deaver can’t write. Not because it wasn’t inventive enough. Not because the twist at the end was expected. It was a report, not a story. Yes, I think that’s it.
Not his best in my view, but a quick read. Some of the plot seemed unbelievable, and I found the ultimate "why" implausible - it didn't seem 'big enough' to warrant the terror.
Did not like the style of writing. found that to much time was spent on terminology that made it boring even though the story was fairly good.
An ok effort by Deaver. The overall theme of gaming might be interesting to someone who grew up playing video games, or an obsessed collector of whatever, but I found it too intensely focussed on this one theme. The plot felt contrived and rushed... confusing at times, boring at others. Poor character development and inclusion... ie the loose canon sister. Maybe Deaver needs a break to get his edge back...
Others liked it, so I tried - but it was too complicated for my old brain!
A tense nail-biter about the standoff between a psycopathic professional killer and a federal protection officer. Vintage Deaver.
Good to see Deaver branching out again beyond Lincoln Rhyme and Catherine Dance. Deaver's storytelling talents being combined with a protagonist who lives his life by applied game theory makes for a good mix.
Enjoyed this book. The idea of an shadow gov't organization that protects the "unprotectable" makes for an interesting premise. Add to that mixture, layers of who is really being protected and why, plus the determination of the "lifter" -- it's a book that I've read late into the night.
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