KotiRyhmätKeskusteluLisääAjan henki
Etsi sivustolta
Tämä sivusto käyttää evästeitä palvelujen toimittamiseen, toiminnan parantamiseen, analytiikkaan ja (jos et ole kirjautunut sisään) mainostamiseen. Käyttämällä LibraryThingiä ilmaiset, että olet lukenut ja ymmärtänyt käyttöehdot ja yksityisyydensuojakäytännöt. Sivujen ja palveluiden käytön tulee olla näiden ehtojen ja käytäntöjen mukaista.

Tulokset Google Booksista

Pikkukuvaa napsauttamalla pääset Google Booksiin.

Collateral Damage (17) (Ali Reynolds Series)…
Ladataan...

Collateral Damage (17) (Ali Reynolds Series) (vuoden 2023 painos)

Tekijä: J.A. Jance (Tekijä)

Sarjat: Ali Reynolds (17)

JäseniäKirja-arvostelujaSuosituimmuussijaKeskimääräinen arvioKeskustelut
935281,695 (3.86)-
Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Ali Reynolds and High Noon Enterprises face the dangerous consequences of one man's desperate search for revenge in this unputdownable thriller from J.A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author who "has been delivering must-read books for a long time" (The Real Book Spy).
After spending twenty years behind bars, Frank Muñoz, a disgraced former cop, is out on parole and focused on just one thing: revenge. The wife who abandoned him after his arrest, the mistress who ratted him out for abetting a money-laundering scheme, the detectives who presided over his case all those years ago??they all have targets on their backs.

For Ali Reynolds, the first Christmas without her father is riddled with grief and uncertainty. And with her husband and founding partner of High Noon Enterprises, B. Simpson, preoccupied by an upcoming New Year's trip to London, she is ready for a break. But when Stu Ramey barges into her home with grave news about a serious??and suspicious??accident on the highway to Phoenix involving B.'s car, things reach a breaking point.

At the hospital, a groggy, post-op B. insists that Ali take his place at a ransomware conference in London, as troubles brimming around High Noon come to light. But questions remain: Who would go to such lengths to cut the tech company from the picture? And what if Ali and the rest of the team are also
… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:kitschnsink55
Teoksen nimi:Collateral Damage (17) (Ali Reynolds Series)
Kirjailijat:J.A. Jance (Tekijä)
Info:Gallery Books (2023), 320 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto, Parhaillaan lukemassa
Arvio (tähdet):
Avainsanoja:to-read

Teostiedot

Collateral Damage (tekijä: J. A. Jance)

Viimeisimmät tallentajatyksityinen kirjasto, BookHavenAZ, dhmcpa, debbyd, farragutpubliclib, bp99, Howard10, hohosmurf, joan3048
-
Ladataan...

Kirjaudu LibraryThingiin nähdäksesi, pidätkö tästä kirjasta vai et.

Ei tämänhetkisiä Keskustelu-viestiketjuja tästä kirjasta.

näyttää 5/5
Collateral Damage continues the long-running series featuring Ali Reynolds, and honestly, I was not a huge fan of this book. While there was definitely an interesting story line buried somewhere in there, it got lost within the excessive amount of character description given for each character and I grew very frustrated with the reliance on Frigg to solve every problem. And the dialogue was supposed to be witty, but I found it excessively wordy and annoying.

Let's start with the large number of characters, shall we? Because the story swings across decades and states, there are a number of people involved of which to keep track. This is not inherently a problem except the author went to considerable pains to give the reader background information on each one of them, trying to draw sympathy for people who may have not made good choices in their lives as adults and are now living in difficult circumstances. There is only so much of this you can take before you start rolling your eyes, wondering what exactly is the purpose here. Honestly, if that was her point, going overboard like that, and leading the reader on in this way, is not necessarily the best way to about it. Subtlety works a lot better, in my opinion. And to make a character unpleasant without motivation also leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The plot itself could have been great, but too many threads seemed to be flying all over the place with little explanation or follow-up. There were leaks that were not resolved, threads that were never explained, and the reliance on Frigg to solve everything drove me nuts. So, we've got this AI source, both inadmissible and unlikely to be caught, digging up information, while everyone else runs around on his instructions, conveniently overlooking some of the characters first introduced. And there is a clear delineation between those who are compassionate and those who are not. Personally, I like my stories, and my characters, to be somewhat more complicated than this.

Verdict
Collateral Damage had a good premise, but got lost in too many story lines and characters. The plot itself seemed to be a jumble of threads whereby the author only connected the ones that were convenient, but overlooked some important details that made me roll my eyes. I didn't feel any connection to the characters because the descriptions didn't allow me to, telling me they made poor choices as adults, rather than letting me feel how their choices affected them. And for the love of everything, please get rid of the A.I. and the reliance on Frigg to solve anything the main characters can't do easily. If you want to try a book by this author, I recommend one from the Joanne Brady series before venturing into this series. ( )
  StephanieBN | Aug 20, 2023 |
Funny how when your life is in a downward spiral you pick up a book and all your cares disappear. That's what happened with this book. J.A. Jance has written a wonderful Ali Reynolds book. Now she is not my favorite character of Jance's. Sorry - not sorry. I love JP Beaumont more but he's getting old and I fear Jance may soon kiil him off - but I digress.

Revenge is a particularly nasty emotion that comsumes those who are not able to control their anger. The hate builds to a fever pitched agony and nothing less than death or destruction will suffice.as we see with Frank Munoz. This book has a lot of great people I felt drawn to - caring police detectives, a parole officer and her undercover agent, and victims of violent domestic abuse including the children who bear witness to it all. ( )
  juju2cat | Apr 9, 2023 |
B. Simpson, Ali Reynolds husband and head of High Noon cyber security company, is heading for the airport when another car seemingly intentionally pushes them off the road. Both he and the driver, an ex-cop named Hal Holden are injured. The question is which of the rwo men was the target. The detective investigating the case focuses on B. as the most likely target and Ali as the most likely suspect, But things are a lot more complicated than that.

A corrupt cop has just been released from prison after twenty years. He is hell bent on getting revenge against everyone who put him inside and he has a long list of targets - his exwife, mistress and the cop he holds responsible.

Collateral Damage is the17th entry in the Ali Reynolds series by J.A. Jance. It is, like other books in the series, a complex and twisty thriller with a fast pace and plenty of action. It grabbed my attention immediately and held it right up until the satisfying conclusion. Definitely a compelling and entertaining read.

Thanks to Edelweiss+ and the publishers for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review ( )
  lostinalibrary | Apr 5, 2023 |
Collateral Damage by J. A. Jance is a highly recommended mystery/procedural and the seventeenth novel in the Ali Reynolds series.

After 20 years in prison former cop Frank Muñoz is being released on parole and revenge is on his mind. Targets include his wife, mistress, and the police detectives involved in his case. One of the former cops, Hal Holden, is now retired and works as a chauffeur. Ali Reynolds' husband, B. Simpson, founder of the cybersecurity company High Noon Enterprises, is heading to a conference on ransomware in London, England, and Hal is the one driving him to the airport.

On the way there is an accident that appears suspicious and both Hal and B. are seriously injured. B. insists that Ali represent High Noon at the conference and also that the accident was done purposefully. Ali attends but also becomes a suspect. She wonders who would be trying to stop B. from attending the conference or was Hal the target?

This is a fast-paced, complex plot with a whole lot of information and action going on. There are plots and subplots and so many pieces to this puzzle that you have to pay close attention to details to follow everything that is occurring. There are also a multitude of characters that require recognition throughout the plot. You may wish you had High Noon's AI helper, Frigg, to assist you, just as characters have to rely on in the narrative for information.

However, it is an engaging investigation that is action-packed and will hold your attention until the satisfying conclusion. The characters are all interesting and distinctive as individuals. It is very enjoyable, but, admittedly, this is my first Ali Reynolds novel and it would have helped if I was acquainted with the series and reoccurring characters before jumping into the seventeenth installment.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Simon & Schuster via NetGalley
http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2023/03/collateral-damage.html ( )
  SheTreadsSoftly | Mar 11, 2023 |
As a long time friend and follower of Lindsey, I'm glad to say I've finally gotten around to finishing her first published work, Cursed With Power.
I read this book via a Nook app so the page numbers were different...etc., getting to the story.
I've watched Lindsey tell us about her characters via blog posts but I attest there is nothing like reading about these characters for oneself.
Celestial Hale is a teenager of indiscernible age who lives in Transylvania.
I wish the settings were explained in more detail, even for a YA novel - we should have some sense of where the characters are.
Celestria is met with her sisters death and moves to avenge her and protect her own status as one of the last remaining Dark Magicians. This is noble enough, I just wish we had a bit more background as to the girl herself, everything about her felt strange. As she displayed strength sometimes but a considerable weakness at others (ex. other characters saving her countless times) and that would have been fine if we had more background on the types of spells the Magicians used to cause these strengths/weaknesses.
Everything about the fights was rather vague - more depth on the subject of magic (after all it is the focal point of the story) would have really helped the readers understand what exactly was going on - we were left to make it up for ourselves most times.
As for the love interests, Alaire and Lèal were cool guys, I admit I liked Lèal a lot at first but he was there for all of a few pages before Alaire became the main guy. And I'm still confused on whether or not they (Alaire and Celestria) see each other as lovers or just friends.
But as for the plot and the main story, it was done pretty well. There was movement, things happened fairly fast, though I feel as though some parts could've been kept out altogether, but for the most part I wanted to keep reading, there was something about the novel that made me want to see what happened next and that alone made this a 4 star book for me.
I look forward to reading Shadows and Embers and have already downloaded a sample for kindle.
All in all Cursed With Power is a quick harmless read that teenagers will enjoy if looking for a protagonist that doesn't wear her heart on her sleeve and battles a world with (more or less) two hot guys at her side. ( )
  JonquilA | Feb 14, 2023 |
näyttää 5/5
ei arvosteluja | lisää arvostelu

Kuuluu näihin sarjoihin

Sinun täytyy kirjautua sisään voidaksesi muokata Yhteistä tietoa
Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Teoksen kanoninen nimi
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tärkeät paikat
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Omistuskirjoitus
Ensimmäiset sanat
Sitaatit
Viimeiset sanat
Erotteluhuomautus
Julkaisutoimittajat
Kirjan kehujat
Alkuteoksen kieli
Kanoninen DDC/MDS
Kanoninen LCC

Viittaukset tähän teokseen muissa lähteissä.

Englanninkielinen Wikipedia

-

Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Ali Reynolds and High Noon Enterprises face the dangerous consequences of one man's desperate search for revenge in this unputdownable thriller from J.A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author who "has been delivering must-read books for a long time" (The Real Book Spy).
After spending twenty years behind bars, Frank Muñoz, a disgraced former cop, is out on parole and focused on just one thing: revenge. The wife who abandoned him after his arrest, the mistress who ratted him out for abetting a money-laundering scheme, the detectives who presided over his case all those years ago??they all have targets on their backs.

For Ali Reynolds, the first Christmas without her father is riddled with grief and uncertainty. And with her husband and founding partner of High Noon Enterprises, B. Simpson, preoccupied by an upcoming New Year's trip to London, she is ready for a break. But when Stu Ramey barges into her home with grave news about a serious??and suspicious??accident on the highway to Phoenix involving B.'s car, things reach a breaking point.

At the hospital, a groggy, post-op B. insists that Ali take his place at a ransomware conference in London, as troubles brimming around High Noon come to light. But questions remain: Who would go to such lengths to cut the tech company from the picture? And what if Ali and the rest of the team are also

Kirjastojen kuvailuja ei löytynyt.

Kirjan kuvailu
Yhteenveto haiku-muodossa

Current Discussions

-

Suosituimmat kansikuvat

Pikalinkit

Arvio (tähdet)

Keskiarvo: (3.86)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 2
3.5 1
4 7
4.5 1
5 2

Oletko sinä tämä henkilö?

Tule LibraryThing-kirjailijaksi.

 

Lisätietoja | Ota yhteyttä | LibraryThing.com | Yksityisyyden suoja / Käyttöehdot | Apua/FAQ | Blogi | Kauppa | APIs | TinyCat | Perintökirjastot | Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijat | Yleistieto | 197,737,023 kirjaa! | Yläpalkki: Aina näkyvissä