Tekrar söylüyorum, bunların nasıl insanlar olduğunu bilmiyorsunuz... Hiçbir şey bilmezler, hiçbir şeye sempati duymazlar, akıl da yoktur onlarda, ni esprit, ni intelligence* bildikleri yalnızca kurnazlık bir de cambazlıktır.
Abas belki farkında değildi ama, Başbakan Özal kendisinden soğumaya başlamıştı. Performansı Özal ve çevresini şaşırtmıştı. Stratejik düşünen analizci bir kafa yapısına sahip olmadığını anlamışlardı.
"İstihbarat" sözcüğünün uluslararası karşılığı intelligence, Türkçe'de "zekâ" anlamına geliyordu. Oysa Hiram Abas "zekâ"sıyla değil "tabanca"sıyla hareket ediyordu. Halbuki, istihbarat entelektüel bir faaliyetti...
'It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have to meet a huge variety of needs and dangers.'
I wish I could paint a better picture of how much I looked up to him. How much I worshipped him. How much I loved him even then. He was everything to me, and his intelligence didn’t come from book smarts but life itself. He listened to its lessons, he excelled at its exams, and he gave me every piece of himself by sharing all that he knew.
Baldacci is one of my favorite authors, This is a very good story from David Baldacci, the third featuring the character John Puller. The story will make you think. How small the world has become and what that means for all of us if there is ever a contagious bioterrorism attack is a clear theme. Robert is John's older brother, who had worked in the intelligence field and who resided at Fort Leavenworth prison during the previous two books after being convicted of espionage. The escape in the title of the book refers to the escape of Robert from prison. The book is exciting with many twists. So much happens; the action is really non-stop. His characterization is outstanding, Baldacci has created a character who is noble, loyal, intelligent and daring but who is most importantly incredibly likeable. - I have read many writers and would put his work up against any. This book will make you think and while it may keep you up all night to finish reading it, it may also keep you up all night when you finish because if it doesn't scare you a bit , you must not be breathing All in all, I enjoyed The Escape greatly and recommend it.
There was a remarkable intelligence in his features, as of a person who had so cultivated his mental part that it could not fail to mould the physical to itself, and become manifest by unmistakable tokens.