by Chris Pavone
2 stars - great writing doesn't make up for a dull story
ALR Green - no animals
Literary agent Isabel Reed receives a manuscript by Anonymous. It's a damning biography of media mogul rich guy. Hayden Gray, CIA operative is on a mission to destroy the manuscript. The author is on the run. Over the course of a day, the lives of these three intersect. Stuff happens.
There is no doubt that Mr. Pavone knows how to write. He's got the right pacing to keep you turning the pages. Sadly, in this case, he doesn't have the right story. I found the plot dull and the surprises, when they finally came, not very surprising at all. The characters were bland and while I expect people to be killed in a thriller, the murders in this book were awkward and icky.