Best Sellers

During a recent trip I read a couple of best sellers.

Although Acts of Malice was suspenseful – I had to read the end – its character development left a lot to be desired. The main character falls in love, head over heels in love, with a man we barely know. It’s all a setup so that she’ll have someone dear to her that can easily be sacrificed. Or at least that was my opinion. The bad guy is also very bad and creepy. Too creepy to be believable. But I still read the book cover to cover even though I knew what was going to happen. Suspenseful but predictable if that’s not too much of an oxymoron.

Separation of Power is a good political thriller. It’s also eery given its publication date. Published in 2001, it speculates what would happen if Iraq had nuclear weapons and the United States (conveniently) had a secret antiterrorism assassination unit. Good airplane reading!