The central character does not 'cause' events, but he 'is the cause' of events - until the end of the story. Even then his 'side-kick' ends up resolving the crisis. I'm a big fan of Noel Hynd, but this novel doesn't measure up to his latter books. This one was written in the 70's. It seemed a bit complex, dry at times, and the plot over the top. Yet, we do learn that the plot had its genesis in truth to a degree.
It took me along time to read because it just isn't a nail biter. Still, the idea behind the novel is interesting and ingenious. I am beginning to think that the author is incapable of writing a bad story.
This was superb and totally absorbing. I read it in one snowy ugh afternoon into the night and couldn't put it down.
What strange people do exist in the world! I did not quite like the female character in the story the Sandler daughter , but that was just my personal dislike for that type of person. If Noel Hynd meant her to be sympathetic, it is just possible that I didn't see it that way. The 'hero' in the story, who was being pushed and pulled around by this woman, needed perhaps more of a decisive bone in his body, but it didn't matter - it was very enjoyable to read and I will go on to the next Hynd novel.
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I thought I had it figured out several times and got completely surprised at the end. The author expresses it best in the coda: It seemed like a great idea to everyone. The editor instructed me on how to raise it to a professional level as I finished writing it over the next ten months. The Sandler Inquiry 3.
A latter day showdown among British, American, and Soviet intelligence services. Who was Karl Sandler?
Or a ruthless and amoral monster who put his vast financial machine behind the highest bidder? Leslie McAdam calls him by another name: Based on a shocking and shameful episode in history that threatened to alter the course of the world's economic future, The Sandler Inquiry tells a gripping and unforgettable story of espionage and intrigue, loyalty and love, set in the sprawling ragged violence-prone New York City of the 's. Determined to claim her rightful inheritance — and to uncover the shrouded past of the man she knew as her father — Leslie has come to Thomas Daniels, a New York attorney haunted by his own bloodstained family history.
Yet not even Daniels can imagine what lies beneath decades-old secrets when he launches an inquiry into his client's murky past. As he moves through the twisting labyrinth of the world's intelligence community, he uncovers a monstrous link between the man who called himself Karl Sandler and a conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of government Return to Book Page. The Sandler Inquiry 3.
It started as a simple case of arson, but Thomas Daniels soon learns that the ruins of his office concealed the key to a conspiracy that would destroy financial empires and take countless lives! Published first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Sandler Inquiry , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 08, Jak60 rated it liked it. The Sandler Inquiry is one of the first book by Noel Hynd, and it shows from the style almost juvenile compared to his later works such as False Flag, good, and Truman's Spy, excellent, I think his best. The plot of The Sandler Inquiry is nicely complex, with an intriguing play of smokes and mirrors where you loose track of who's who - at a certain point I counted at least 5 characters normally walking the streets though they were supposedly dead since decades, So, the plot is a nice one with an The Sandler Inquiry is one of the first book by Noel Hynd, and it shows from the style almost juvenile compared to his later works such as False Flag, good, and Truman's Spy, excellent, I think his best.
The plot of The Sandler Inquiry is nicely complex, with an intriguing play of smokes and mirrors where you loose track of who's who - at a certain point I counted at least 5 characters normally walking the streets though they were supposedly dead since decades, So, the plot is a nice one with an escalating tension towards the end which does not spare some good surprise; the main problem of this novel resides in weak character development and specifically the fact of having as a central hero a dumb-ass who God-knows-how manages to unravel an impossible plot.
So much for character development; despite this, it remains a pretty good and enjoyable read. A last remark for a peculiarity which I found in all the Hynd's novels I read, ie the habit of summarising at the end the whole story, so that you are never left with lose ends in his books, something that one might like or not but definitely useful especially when the plots are so complicated.
What a clever story - good twists and turns Well worth picking up - highly recommended Interesting and nicely convoluted plot.
Who was Arthur Sandler? Wartime patriot? Or a ruthless and amoral monster who put his vast financial machine behind the highest bidder? Leslie McAdam calls. The Sandler Inquiry - Kindle edition by Noel Hynd, Patricia A. E. White, Juris Jurjevics. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
You never know who is lying or telling the truth until the end. Pacing and plot were great. I am afraid to say much about it for fear of giving it away. The plot involves a lawyer, his father's legal practice a woman who may or not be who she says she is and WW II, the cold war and spies.
Apr 24, Jerry Hatfield rated it it was amazing. You better pay attention I had read several of Hynd's books over several months.
Somehow, I had missed this one. Back after almost a year, I could hardly lay this one down.
I read it in about a week. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I thought I had it figured out several times and got completely surprised at the end. Now I can get some sleep. Thomas discovers his law office burned to the ground and a dead man out front. So begins an exciting ride into intrigue that goes back to Hitler and Russia. This is the second five star read by this author and I am sure I will read more.
It was definitely a page turner with plenty of twists and turns and a bit of romance thrown in. Page turner for me; a fun read.
This was a good story line and keep you guessing until the very end. Feb 03, Jack rated it really liked it. This was my first exposure to Noel Hynd Once you enter the last chapters, all the pieces of the puzzle fall in to place May 01, Curtis Queen rated it it was amazing.