Pure raw action and no love or sentiments is what the novel offers us. The writer has made Kansas into a killing zone and the killer is also not known at the start so there is bit suspense as well as who is behind all this and the person who is doing this represents a band or he has some other personal motives.
There is another question that touches our mind that perhaps it is a curse that has befallen on the land because of a certain evil. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have presented the whole situation quite well and they have again tries to unify the real and the unreal together in the book.
They take us into the corn where all the action happens; the progress of the story is a bit predictable as the element of suspense is not the prime focus of the tale. The writers have also introduced a lot of characters just like the novels Blue Labyrinth and Verses for the Dead, but they have not developed all the characters, only the main characters are developed in the progress of the story the rest just disappear from the scene one after the other.
The killing in the novel can be seen in the human beings and also in the animals as well and this is perhaps the writers wanted to add corrosiveness in the tale that is more violent and less suspense. The awesome narration by Scott Brick is what highlights the scenes more and make the listener charged with the thrill that the writers wanted to convey. The narrator has changed his voices for the main character which has been his main skill no doubt