"Burnt Sienna", Morrell's 2000 novel, has been the third one of David's books that I read so far. The other two I read--"Extreme Denial" (1996) and "Desperate Measures" (1994)--were really good and kept me entertained. However, I was a bit disappointed with "Burnt Sienna". The novel didn't hold my attention as well as the other novels did; I found that I kind of had to force myself to finish this one. I thought the premise/plot was rather strange. The only character of any interest, worth caring about, I thought, was Sienna, the "perfect" wife of the antagonist, Derek Bellasar. I didn't care for the main character, Chase Malone. On the whole, this wasn't the greatest book I had ever read (perhaps the story would've read better if it had been written in first-person POV). I do, though, like Morrell's style of writing (the two other novels I zipped through were in third-person POV as well); still, I find that David's writing style is a little too simplistic--not enough detail, description, character development (to name just three aspects of novel-writing). Still, I think if Morrell had put a bit more creative energy into "Burnt Sienna", the novel could've been better.
And, oh yes, for the First Edition hardcover copy I have I paid $2.25, as opposed to the fifty cents I paid for "Desperate Measures".
If I ever come across any more First Edition hardcover David Morrell books, I will buy them and read them, but "Burnt Sienna" just didn't do it for me.