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The 4400: Welcome to Promise City (edição 2009)

por Greg Cox

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When a deadly virus breaks out in Seattle, nine thousand people die, while thousands more gain remarkable new abilities. The disaster leaves Jordan Collier, the charismatic leader of The 4400 Movement, in charge of the city, but an international conspiracy will stop at nothing to bring him down. NTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris find themselves caught in the middle as they try to save Seattle from both Jordan and his enemies, with the future of the planet hanging in the balance.… (mais)
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Título:The 4400: Welcome to Promise City
Autores:Greg Cox
Informação:Pocket Star (2009), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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286 pages Science fiction, A continuation of the TV series THE 4400. The story picks up the action from the end of the 4th season when show was canceled due the writer's strike .

You only need a passing knowledge of the show to understand the this book and it's sequel, The 4400 :Promises Broken, by David Mack, which acts as a continuation of the show. I enjoyed borrowing the DVD of show from my library and then reading this book. I would suggest that you do the same, unless you are a big fan of the fan. Cox does of good job of maintaining the shows continuity and at the same time moving the characters forward. This book is for those want to know how the show would have continued if it had not be canceled.Get this book from your local library and rent the DVD for an entertaining weekend when you just want to stay home,
  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
nice book; would've preferred to see it on television. ( )
  jajacksonpa | Feb 25, 2010 |
This media tie-in follows the conclusion of the The 4400 television show, continuing the plotline past what we saw on television. Unfortunately, it suffers from the worst sins of media tie-ins: clunky narration, excessive unneeded exposition, and overuse of epithets. This isn't really Cox's fault of course; I'm sure he was required to constrain his writing within stringent house requirements. However, these seem to be particularly silly; it's hard to imagine anyone reading this book who didn't, for example, already know who "Maia Skouris" was. And here they seem particularly restrictive; I don't remember the readability of my Star Trek novels being interfered with quite this much. Still, it's enough for me to wish this plot had been taken up by a gifted fanfic writer instead of a licensed professional, and to severly interfere with my ability to enjoy the book.

That said, the plot is an engaging one, with several strands being continued further in ways which are distinct but still yet demonstrate an organic unity and build to a satisfying climax and resolution (and presumably they will all be developed further in the next book, Promises Broken), and several of the dropped plotlines from the show are picked back up again here. All of my favorite characters are here, too: Dennis, Maia, Meghan, Marco, April, Kevin, Tess, Cassie, etc.; only Nina is missing. It does an admirable job of inhabiting all the multiple viewpoints, rather than becoming the rather too testosterone-heavy "Jordon, Tom, Kyle, Shawn, and Their Enormous Manpains Show" the television series sometimes seemed to be. And there's some entertaining original characters, too, especially as we get to know some of the Marked.

Unfortunately, Cox's vision and my own of some of the characterizations seem to be fairly jarringly different. In particular, Kyle's relationship with Cassie seemed particularly off. I just can't believe that Isabel's death wouldn't have caused some trouble there, but that's never addressed--indeed, Cox seems to assume that it would have cemented Kyle's trust in Cassie. Similarly, Tess is seen doing Jordon a favor later in the book; I hadn't realized he even had her contact information! ( )
  Alixtii | Feb 19, 2010 |
The 4400: Welcome to Promise City picks up the storyline where the TV series ended. After the promiacin outbreak, thousands died in Seattle, and the surviving thousands were left with new abilities. And Jordan Collier stepped up as leader of the city. A group of mysterious undercover operatives have made it their mission to bring down Collier and stop the spread of promiacin. Meanwhile, Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris try to track down who stole the body of Tom's nephew, the catalyst of the recent outbreak of promiacin. NTAC is worried that someone may be using the diseased boy's body to further spread promiacin to the unsuspecting world.

As a big fan of the TV show, I was ecstatic to hear that the novels would be continuing the story. And this latest book was a wonderful addition. All of the characters are fighting the same struggles: Tom debating on whether or not to take the shot, Kyle's hallucinatory ability and struggling between loyalty to Jordan and his father, and Richard dealing with vengeance over the death of his daughter.

With ample suspense, action, and intrigue, fans of The 4400 will not be disappointed. A complex storyline involves all of the main characters, and offers some shocking surprises along the way. The characters have all the depth and conflicts that we've come to know. The danger of Collier's followers and the opposing faction is coming to a head. And I loved every minute of it. ( )
  scifichick | Oct 8, 2009 |
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When a deadly virus breaks out in Seattle, nine thousand people die, while thousands more gain remarkable new abilities. The disaster leaves Jordan Collier, the charismatic leader of The 4400 Movement, in charge of the city, but an international conspiracy will stop at nothing to bring him down. NTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris find themselves caught in the middle as they try to save Seattle from both Jordan and his enemies, with the future of the planet hanging in the balance.

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