Mind you, the plot and ideas upon which it is founded are strong. The smaller story - Don's effort to find and save Kate - runs parallel to the larger one, as government and a duke of oil fight over the date of the Black Diamond (or really, over the destination of fuel). Young offers action and amusement, yes, but there's some strong commentary about economics, politics and the machinery of Western society. Young's introduction of the characters who represent the military industrial complex and the corruption of the private sector could have been clearer (and Proctor's art further muddied those waters), but I love that it happens on a hunting trip. One can't help but think of Cheney with his shotgun out hunting pheasants or Bush clearing brush on a Crawford ranch. While Don and Kate's story is a classic one, the bigger picture is what helps to set the plot apart and challenge the audience. Read Full Review
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