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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Killer Move, by Michael Marshall
I'm generally not a fan of "Massive conspiracy somehow involves every
single Human Being you know in an attempt to destroy your life" stories.
KILLER MOVE is definitely one of those books. I found the first half of
the book absolutely preposterous for just those reasons. I mean, if a
co-worker pissed someone off, and that someone approached me to involve
me in their weird revenge fantasy, why would I go along with it? Or how
about if I went along with it and slipped the poor slob that was being
targeted a note telling him "Hey, man.....(Fill-in-the-blank) is trying
to destroy your life!" These massive conspiracies just defy belief. That
said, Michael Marshall managed to convert me around the halfway mark.
His conspiracy makes a kind of terrible, twisted sense. KILLER MOVE is
the kind of book that you really need to go into with no knowledge of
the plot at all. You can read the book's synopsis for that, if you're so
inclined. I will give you this small warning. KILLER MOVE is ultimately
tied very closely to Michael Marshall's STRAW MEN series, which I did
not know going in. I own the books, but haven't read them yet, so I felt
a little blindsided. I think Marshall did a great job of filling in the
uninitiated....I don't feel like I missed anything, but just be
prepared for a "Wha...?" moment, if you haven't read those books.