Eric Van Lustbader has written a long list of intriguing novels that seem to always make the best seller lists and his latest b=novel "The Nemesis Manifesto" is no exception. From the very first chapter we are introduced to Evan Ryder, a lone wolf type of field agent for the black-ops side of the Department of Defense. Ryder is loyal and dedicated to protecting her country. Her desire and passion to unravel what is happening that has her fellow agents being eliminated project the reader through a story line filled with espionage, danger, intrigue and drama. The characters are all so welll developed by Van Lustbader that the reader can actually feel they have a stake in the success of agent Ryder in her mission.