One of the more average 87th Precinct novels. Featuring, primarily, Steve Carella and Ollie Weeks, the story does quite a bit of hopping around from drugs to the CIA to terrorists. As always the story is tight and fun to read although perhaps a little less police procedural than fans of the series might be used to.
The finale is also a little confusing with major villain characters just sort of dropping out of the seemingly hasty conclusion.
For long time readers, One of the genuine highlights and, perhaps, one of the best moments of the series is Ollie's attempt at crime fiction which closes the book.
All in all, a fun read but if you've never read a McBain novel, start with one of the earlier ones. This one is strictly for more tolerant long time fans.