A thoroughly unpleasant protagonist, without any redeeming features. Adleman is an apple who has not fallen far from the tree, fathered by a similarly self-centred, driven and cold man. But Adleman goes beyond his father’s example, and his black outlook on the world in which he lives, and his fellow inhabitants is not something that he can only react against within his own small circle of family, for he has the wherewithal to change the world and fix the problems (as he sees them). Will he, or won’t he??
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