The Hunted, by Elmore Leonard

Set in Israel, this story has a set of mercenaries on the trail of Al Rosen, who's in the witness protection programme, but who has inadvertantly been photographed and therefore had his cover blown.

I found this extremely difficult to get into - there seemed to be a lot of characters in the book and it took a long while to work out which were the significant ones. It wasn't until about a third of the way into the book that you found out the background to Rosen's character, and so until then it was very hard working out why people were acting the way they were.

Unfortunately, even after you'd found out what was going on, things didn't get a lot easier, and I struggled with the whole book. There was very little humour in it, and I didn't really develop any attachment to the characters. I thought I'd read this book before (it's on the bookshelf) but I don't remember the plot at all, so maybe I haven't. I don't think I'll bother reading it again though...

Completed : 15-Apr-2003 (audiobook, read by Mark Hammer)

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