[Reading] ➬ The Bannerman Solution ➳ John R. Maxim – Web-info-12.info
This was the first spy thriller I ve read since Lange or Trevanian that really sucked me in I have since bought the others in this series I haven t read them yet, but they re on the list If you like this type of novel you should read this book. I believe this one is out of print, but oh boy, what a book This is one of my all time favorites Some books read as though the characters are puppets, but John R Maxim did a masterful job with characterization All of the characters actions, and therefore the plot, flow from the characters themselves Paul Bannerman is a mild man John Maxim s Bannerman novels are some of my all time favorite novels After reading the first one, I read every one I could get my hands on, then I proceeded to read ever Maxim novel I could find That s kind of my modus operand Fun book A bit all over the place in the beginning, but in the second half it all comes nicely together in a satisfying climax. I recently ran across an old list of books I loved and hated in the late 80 s and early 90 s Though I have no memory of this novel, it is rated therein at 5 stars for me Seeing as how I have no memory of it, This was a reread for me I first read this book back in the late 80 s While the technology has changed, the plot is still timely Rogue, paranoid, senior CIA employee and a band of former CIA contract killers.The second time through I paidattention to Lesko and his conversations with his dead partner Dreams or a ghost If one goes to used book stores on a regular basis, take a moment to look for this It s worth the read There are other books in the series, but as I recall they weren t This was a reread for me I first read this book back in the late 80 s While the technology has changed, the plot is still timely Rogue, paranoid, senior CIA employee and a band of former CIA contract killers.The second time through I paidattention to Lesko and his conversations with his dead partner Dreams or a ghost If one goes to u Halfway through Struggling Sunk cost fallacy rejected Writing not good enough Not invested enough in story and characters Additional volumes ahead that I am not going to want to read above other choices, so finishing isn t really finishing anyway Done Returned A rare give up this far into a book. One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors Mr Maxim has just the right touch a good story with an interesting premise, characters one wants to like, enough action to move things along and some sly humor to keep the pages turning. I really enjoyed this 5 book series, but it was very difficult to find It s an older series, I had to haunt the used bookstores to find all 5 books I really wish the author had continued the series I understand there are Kindle editions now but reading the reviews, the books a Paul Bannerman Was Once His Nation S Deadliest Weapon A Top Covert Operative Heading Up The Most Lethal Group Of Contract Agents And Network Specialists In All Of Europe Now Bannerman Is A Liability An Unpredictable Loose Cannon That Could Irreparably Damage America S Shaky Intelligence Structure, If He Chose To So The Decision Has Come Down From The Top Bannerman And His People Must Be Eliminated.Suddenly Death Is Running In Westport, Connecticut One In A Nationwide Network Of Secret Halfway Towns Where The Country S Most Dangerous Former Agents Have Been Retired At War With Powerful Elements Within His Own Government A War Not Of His Making Bannerman Has Been Lured Here To This Place Of Yard Sales, Mini Vans, Commuter Trains, And Murder The Plan Is For Bannerman And Those He Ran To Die Here, Quietly But Bannerman Has Other Plans.