First, I have to say, like many others, that political / espionage thrillers are not a genre I typically read. I enjoyed the strong, smart, protagonist Evan Ryder. At times, the plot was at times hard to follow, as there was so much going on, and espionage, with all it's twists, characters and story lines, got confusing. I could tell the characters and situations were actually referencing current political figures, albeit in a sly manner. Some of the situations that played out seemed a bit far fetched, even in the current political climate, with all the subterfuge, lying, back-stabbing, etc. It was entertaining nonetheless, and a bit of an escape in today's tough world. It took me longer than usual to read due to lack of concentration in general, but, overall it was a decent book.