Some of his other books are better. This one had too broad a story to maintain long term interest. Well written as usual. Best part was his description of how Russians thought during the Stalinist purges of the 30s.
I have read most of his books--some on audible and some "regular" reading. This is his best in a long time. His books are not thrillers in the customary sense. They are more about people caught up in unalterable events out of their control and not of their making and how they deal it with as the situation evolves. If you want more straight mystery thriller type, look elsewhere. This one did have a large element of "how will this all turn out" to it. Elegantly written and the narration went well with the book. Highly reccommended.
This is a great book. Its basically less about 9/11 itself than it is about how an event like this affects (and doesn't affect) the people afterwords. Far from your typical "I was there" fictionalized account of being there. Very well narrated.
The first 100 pages were ok mystery thriller and then it goes right in the bucket. The middle is a complete muddle and you're begging for mercy by the time of the trite ending. audible has a ton of more worthwhile and entertaining books than this one.
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