The protagonist was never totally clear - was it big oil, big religion, big money or some confusing combination of all three? Hagberg did manage to mildly insult any number of groups, both ethnic and religious, in this book although that usually doesn't bother me when done for the sake of creating good fiction. However, I get the feeling it was done more for the sake of just insulting disparate groups and contributed little to the story line. I don't know if Hagberg allowed the assassin to live so he could be resurrected in future novels but I hope not.
He wasn't a particularly well developed character that you just couldn't stand and I don't see him as carrying the bad guy side of future novels. I still enjoyed the book enough to finish it and any author can have an off book but one has to wonder if maybe the McGarvey character has run its course and it's time to head in a new direction.
Even superheroes get stale after a while. One person found this helpful. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. KIrk McGarvey has met his match - or has he? In "Abyss", David Hagberg gives us a new bad guy who is the equivalent of a human black hole. He doesn't seem to exist. He is so thoroughly menacing that you hope Kirk McGarvey deals with him in his usual way.
All of the Kirk McGarvey novels are entertaining. All are fast-paced with believable, vulnerable characters. This one is no exception. We have big money, bad guys, good guys, world eco-terrorism, religious fanatics, and the flawed super hero - Kirk McGarvey - not quite in the middle of it all. In this book, Kirk is almost peripheral to the main story. He is still a presence, but more on the sidelines.
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You want him to take charge. You want him to go after the people who are terrorizing us - as he has in previous stories. The promise of Kirk applying his talents to solve the problems kept me interested in this book until the last page. But, the story is not neatly wrapped up at the end. Instead we'll have to wait for the next book to see how Kirk deals with this new threat. That's fine with me. This book is on the boring side as this author goes. Maybe written too fast.
Ghost written? There is way more about other characters and not enough of our superhero. Little action so far.
Abyss (Kirk McGarvey Series #15)
I was so excited to see a new McGarvey book coming and eagerly awaited it. I just could not get into it and I kept wondering "Where is Mac?! When I got to the last pages, I read them in a day. The climax and ending did not disappoint! The only real complaint I have is the misspellings, extra words, or missing words. I wish I could be the editor of some of the books I have read lately.
I would not dare let something go out like what I have seen Anyway, keep writing Mr. McGarvey is great, and I love Otto. Maybe a plot line could be developed around Otto being kidnapped or something and Mac having to fight to get him back I have no idea what happened to Mr. Hadberg but it was almost like he had a ghost writer that decided to make a book the PC police would like.
I have read all of the Kirk McGarvey series and if this were the first book in the series I read, I would never have bought the second. Very boring.
Slow to no action. A real yawner. Have read all the books up to this one in the Kirk McGarvy series. Will read no more. Beyond cliche. I feel as worked by Hagberg as any of the 'flock' ever were. Nothing original here David Hagberg is a great writer sowe have to cut him some slack when he writes one that isn't quite up to snuff. See all 60 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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David Hagberg: Bibliography, and a List of Books by Author David Hagberg
Crossfire McGarvey. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Intrigue and danger heighten as America faces its worst industrial challenge One man will change all that. In , Isawa Nakaruma lost his mother and father at Hiroshima, his wife and child Russia is in turmoil. As liberals struggle to hold power, the hard-liners in the KGB decide to fund themselves. They will hijack a vital US gold shipment.
The first step will be to frame Kirk McGarvey They desperately need his help as the Russians are up to something Only Kirk McGarvey can save the President's daughter from execution at the hands of terrorists in David Hagberg's breathless thriller novella, 24 Hours. Featuring a special sneak When a revolutionary leader is rescued from a Hagberg joined the Air Force out of high school, and during the height of the Cold War, he served as an Air Force cryptographer.
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