Well written and thoroughly researched with only a few minor issues at the start. The plot has an interesting scope and keeps the reader page-turning except during those info-dumps not everyone loves to wade through. Even with those, the book keeps you wanting to read how things eventually end up. There are a LOT of characters. Most of them felt authentic, fleshed out and 3-dimensional. The dialogue was well done as well. There was a lot of work put into this book and it shows. This is an excellent first book by this author, and a sure indication of potential. I would recommend this to those who enjoy thriller suspense type mysteries. I received an evaluation copy from a book publicist in exchange for an honest opinion and review. In no way has this influenced our opinion.