This thriller was my first exposure to the author and to the hero. I liked them both. The understanding of the Saudi threat and of the Wahabbi mentality are first rate. A few technical slips by the excellent narrator (Anne Arundel county in MD is mispronounced, etc.) barely mar a superb reading. My only substantive critique is the very end (don't worry, I won't reveal it), where the epilogue just does not compute.
Burke has become somewhat formulaic, and I have gone from totally enthralled to "merely" pleased with his books. This one is classic Dave Robichaux -- though I note that Dave no longer speaks his native Cajun with anyone. Katrina is the occasion for this book, and the return to a destroyed New Orleans is of particular interest.
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