The John Knox and the other main characters return for a riveting story. I must say, through much of this story I didn't like Knox much. An entertaining airplane read. June 4th 2013 Here we see a special ops company trying to save children from forced child labor and sex trafficking. FP looks at five of the most serious global choke points. They converse in crypto-talk: sort of ESP anticipation of what the other is going to say two or three conversational turn-arounds later. endstream endobj 2453 0 obj <>stream I like Reacher and Rapp; but I didn't like Knox or Grace or the other guy.... didn't care about any of them. Well I tried. I plan to go back and start from book 1 at this point. A My impression, as well as what I have read from other folks is that the older adjustable chokes are not quite as effective as the tubes. Still like John Knox and Grace Chu in Book #2 of the Risk Agent series....this time we are in Amsterdam and dealing with child labor...still the intrigue, still some violence and still a little innuendo and romance...great combination! Read my Mexico crime novel Teeth of the Cocodrilo, Well written - a little unbelievable towards the end - ending was a little confusing as to who he went to see. The plot unwinds nicely, although the constant stream of fights, chases and sex scenes is a bit overwhelming. Pearson also threw his protagonists into situations that showed up their weaknesses rather than strengths, and while I suppose that ultimately creates more complex characters, it seemed overdone. by G.P. h�Ėmo�6�� Grace Chu is a an ex-Chinese People's Army soldier and currently a forensic accountant and hot (in every way) hacker. I've never read a story that has NO pronouns until this one. After three chapters, I don't know where the story occurs, who the characters are, or what the issue is. The characters didn't seem real. I have a feeling this book was written with the idea in mind by the author of it being turned into a movie. -��,c �Z��$�� $�%�-Yl!R��dkȔ��BEZ�T�,��&)�I�9�5)�h��f�y�|��������Uh��-�a��z����i>n�����e>�{���;���b���w��r[� �ڷ�k��ƨ�QCcp��{�[�P���t�Sx Most of he book is set in Amsterdam and has some local color through out.. John Knox and Grace Chu travelled to Amsterdam to shutdown a sweatshop aka knot shop that used young girls as laborers. I have a feeling this book w. My first Ridley Pearson book. My last. I think it is time for Mr. Pearson to return to either a Boldt/Mathews mystery or go back to Walt Flemming. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Credit Union Denies Operation Choke Point Charges: Wisconsin gun shop owner believes Heritage CU unjustly closed his business account. I ended up putting it down and reading 2 books in full before I finished this one. Ridley Pearson is a prolific writer, yet his works seem uneven to me. Choke Packet: A choke packet is used in network maintenance and quality management to inform a specific node or transmitter that its transmitted traffic is creating congestion over the network. �}i�e|IQ@a�N��@� I��A�9G�-��%�~w�(�n�:�E�|"�xG�s��0"�H�` Be the first to ask a question about Choke Point. Their repartee usually leaves me in the dust. So are all the people (good and bad) who they interact with. ��;�xމ�I~�~k@���}�f ��ʎ���(;*#��*{��7+{����` )7j Very disappointing. Loved the first book in this series, last year's Risk Agent, so this was very disappointing. This forces the node or transmitter to reduce its output rate. Pearson also threw his protagonists into situations that showed up their weaknesses rather than strengths, and while I suppose that ultimately creates more complex characters, it seemed overdone. Lots of action and character development. In this case, Rutherford's client isn't in trouble himself, but dozens of young girls in Amsterdam are—forced to work in a "knot shop", making Turkish rugs; some of them in absolute slavery, some for a wage that might as well be considered slavery. The crew from Rutherford Risk goes to Amsterdam to investigate and shut down a knot shop, which uses child labor and slave labor to make rugs, after an article is written about a young girl with an infected leg ulcer from leg irons. 2451 0 obj <>stream the Chinese woman. Pearson, as always, does a lot of research into the police procedural practices, and Choke Point was no exception. My first Ridley Pearson book. I plan to go back and start from book 1 at this point. Their prowess and spy-craft are superhuman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. John Knox is an ex-mercenary (oh, sorry, the Americans call them "security consultants", because mercenaries are only used by evil people) and currently runs an import-export business with his handicapped brother. This was a library book. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. We’d love your help. Straight up, I much prefer Ridley Pearson's Walt Fleming to this series...The 1st in the series was OK and Pearson with “Choke Point,” is just OK...John Knox, Grace Chu and Sarge Dulwich, agents for Rutherford Risk, an international security firm are called to Amsterdam to shut down a sweat shop that uses impoverished young girls as labor for Oriental rug production and the sex industry by a well-meaning, shadowy philanthropist...decent action with more character development creates an OK page-t. Straight up, I much prefer Ridley Pearson's Walt Fleming to this series...The 1st in the series was OK and Pearson with “Choke Point,” is just OK...John Knox, Grace Chu and Sarge Dulwich, agents for Rutherford Risk, an international security firm are called to Amsterdam to shut down a sweat shop that uses impoverished young girls as labor for Oriental rug production and the sex industry by a well-meaning, shadowy philanthropist...decent action with more character development creates an OK page-turner...OK read!