Sounding Drum is frustrating, however, because the thriller aspects are not consistent and the fun "buddy book" parts only kick in during the last 50 pages or so. It makes for a herky-jerky read and is ultimately unsatisfying. That is why I am giving it a 2 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
This book can be found on Amazon here: Sounding Drum.
Reviewed on February 12, 2005.