Una apasionante novela que me ha enganchado. While we've seen some of his characteristics in other heroes they are handled well and he never comes across as trite or in any way hackneyed.
What is Shaw's first name? He had served his time.
Mar 19, 2014 Joe Stamber rated it did not like it Shelves: He opposes a major arms dealer, Creel, who uses a firm that takes PR to the next level, PM "Perception Management", making up facts on a huge scale to manipulate Russia and China to the brink of war so he can sell them weapons. Shaw must have 9 lives, but where would the story be without the hero? But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind.
I don't find it quite as good as other of Baldacci's. May 15, 2008 Kellicmyers rated it liked it.
Each time a main character was introduced, Baldacci felt it necessary to give the reader that character's life story, including how amazing they were at what it was they had chosen to do. Creel says he's a peaceful man, he's never gotten into a fight, and any time he orders his underlings to kill people, as many as 28 in one hit, it's not personal, it's just business. The statement in the beginning of the book summarizes this concept: Rather than spinning a different slant on an actual occurrence, PM spreads a fictional , yet believeable, "truth" which awaits discovery so opinion and beliefs are created that will benefit the manufacturer of that "truth".
He shows how PMs could manufacture facts and then sell them to the world as truth. Did anything actually happen?
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This is much easier today with the web thanks Al Gore! Or, he didn't hate him? Creel was pleased with life. The story itself is an absorbing one. More Details...
Jul 15, 2015 Rod rated it it was amazing Shelves: