NS while not holding a monopoly on great love stories, certainly holds the head-and-shoulders above the rest on that rare ability to get the reader to completely forget they're reading and allow the brain to creat movement and pictures and deep deep personal emotional involvement. All his books.
In The Rescue he writes a wonderfully entangled but clever love story. I defy anyone to read it without biting off huge chunks of story they personally have known, traversed and emerged from. Its a love story. To comment on the plot would be to spoil the journey. If you have ever loved and lost, loved and won, loved at a distance, loved and hated yourself for destroying and running...read The Rescue.