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    A Canadian, eh.

    Enjoyed very much. Fast paced, a canadian hero, and hopefully more to come. I thought the tie-in to actual events was superb if not a little unsettling. Wilson was a well developed character allthough the same could not be said for the senior government types who were little more than comic strip persons. Not so with the lesser baddies. They were truly scary. The actual hero was well developed although I did see him coming and had figured out the climax ahead of time. Somehow, I think that was probably by design - I'm not usually that smart. Five stars. Give me more of Craig Wilson.
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    Brilliant thriller undermined by its editing

    Craig Wilson works for Canadian Intelligence, a loner whose work is too good to allow him to be retired while his frequently divergent opinions make him unpopular with his bosses. However, when the brewing of a new terror crisis in the slums of Europe sends vibrations through the webs of the international intelligence community, Wilson’s instincts are triggered. The death of an old friend in British Intelligence, and an uncharacteristically cryptic message left behind him only strengthen Wilson’s feeling that there’s something very far amiss – but will he be able to unravel it in time to avert a tragedy? Bad Analysis is an excellently-paced spy thriller, hitting all the right notes of intrigue, duplicity, and desperation. The protagonist is sufficiently flawed to be credible, and the case is convincingly built on a series of tiny details, luck, and hunches. The conflict between the politic aspirations of Wilson’s bosses and the very real danger posed by their myopia is an especially nice touch. Unfortunately, the stellar plotting and story of this book was badly undermined by the technical aspects of the writing, especially in the punctuation. This is the kind of book that would easily hit five stars if not for the fact I had to stop on multiple occasions to figure out where the comma should have gone, and what the most likely meaning of the phrase had been intended to be.

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