Underbaked characters and tonal inconsistency bring down what could have been a fun synth-poppy throwback.
Abbadon’s Gate manages to blow past its predecessors with another incredible story and standout new characters. More impressive, it keeps the tension high even while most of the story takes place in one location.
Clearly, Crichton got better with time as we all do, but for those looking for lost gems in his back catalogue, you can skip this one.
Detective Poirot is a delight from start to finish. He’s meticulous, cunning, and has a dry, at times condescending sense of humor that lightens the story.
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