Empire of Lies (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]
by Andrew Klavan
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Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing - and Jason is the one man who can find her. Returning to New York City, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy only he can see and only he can stop - a plot that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war. Hunted by terrorists and by the police, Jason has only hours to unravel an ex-lover's lies and face the unbearable truth: In order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he's going to have to risk his decency, his sanity, and his life.
Empire of Lies
This was sooo slow developing--one hour and 45 minutes of boredom waiting for the mystery. I finish what I start, but my husband quit listening about one third of the way through. Neither one of us enjoyed this book.
It did take awhile for you to figure out what the plot really was, but at that point you really understood the characters well enough to understand the choices they made later on. If they did not take that time on character development it would not have been nearly as good.
Overall the book kept me listing and interested... The first book in awhile too.