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Review of The Journeyman

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Journeyman" by Peter Babakitis.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Government officials, or the people we elect to lead us, often involve themselves in illegal activities, the worst of all being corruption. Some individuals always try to expose them, and when they find out, they get rid of them, so their activities do not come to light. This is what happened to Lawrence and Ariana in the novel The Journeyman by Peter Babakitis. The book is full of thrilling actions, which become more and more exciting as one proceeds with their reading.

This book is about Lawrence, a spy who tries to expose the fraud in the Eurozone and the manipulation of the economy. In the course of his investigative work, he goes to Athens, where he meets an activist named Ariana. Ariana had also been investigating certain crimes in her country; her primary motivation was her brother's death. They, therefore, agree to work together in order to bring down people like Zoric and Waldenstein. They risk putting their lives in danger as the people they threaten to expose send assassins to get rid of them so that they don't expose what they already know.

This book has ninety-one pages. It is divided into twelve chapters. The book is written from the third-person point of view, and it uses both the present and the past tenses. At the end of the book, we are given a preview of the next book in The Journeyman series. The author also provides us with a link where we can find out more about his films.

There are several things that I liked about the book. However, in this review, I'll only mention a few that I found more appealing. First, I liked how the plot was arranged; the book had several plot twists, yet it was still so easy to understand with no confusion. I also liked how the book was full of suspense; my curiosity grew as the plot developed, and I couldn't wait to unravel certain plot twists. For example, I wanted to find out who the woman watching Lawrence was. This kept me glued to the screen all day.

Although this is a brilliant book, it has some flaws. First, the author introduced several characters, some of whom appeared only once in the book. I, therefore, found it hard to remember each character, as I often confused one for another. Second, although I only found six grammatical errors while reading, this book doesn't seem to have been professionally edited; most of the mistakes are simple and could have been easily noticed by a professional editor.

In conclusion, this is a brilliant book with an exciting storyline. However, the aforementioned flaws affected my enjoyment of the book. I, therefore, rate it three out of four stars. I recommend it to those who like reading action and thriller books.

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I have always thought there was more corruption in the political arena than the general public was made aware of. As a general rule, weak willed people seem drawn to that profession. I am glad that, at least in fiction, people like Lawrence and Ariana exist to take care of the problem.
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Thank you for this honest, in-depth review. I love the thematic content of this book, as depicted through Lawrence, Arianna, and the corrupt leaders. Lawrence and Arianna represent the honest, patriotic citizens. And it is unfortunate that these people often suffer persecution, and even get rejected and ridiculed by fellow citizens whose interest they are fighting to protect.
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Amy Luman wrote: 05 May 2022, 10:11 I have always thought there was more corruption in the political arena than the general public was made aware of. As a general rule, weak willed people seem drawn to that profession. I am glad that, at least in fiction, people like Lawrence and Ariana exist to take care of the problem.
Yeah. And I still believe that beyond this, in fiction, there are still good and patriotic people out there. It's just unfortunate that they are a few of them out there, and they are often persecuted.
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It sounds like there is a lot packed into this relatively short novel. Political corruption is a very hot topic, too!
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This sounds like a great book and I look forward to reading it someday..
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This looks like a perfect read for me. I love thrillres and crimes mixed with politics and corruption. Thanks for the great review.
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Spying and revealing government secrets is a hot topic and should be given lots Of time and attention. Thanks for the review.
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I agree, many characters that do not play a big part in the narrative are tiresome to follow. But I believe the book is worth reading thanks to all twists and turns of the plot. Thanks for a great review!
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I like how the book expresses re al life events and how the leaders execute people who start to catch on and get smarter.
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This reminds me of another book. I enjoyed it and thanks for the great review!
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