I bought this book based on the blurb and the sample chapter - both of which left me wanting to find out what happened next. I enjoyed the book and found it gripping, although I didn't like the characters. I thought it brave of the author to make the main character, and narrator, an unlikable man. The plot was unpredictable and exciting. It seemed thoroughly researched, with fascinating insights into the Iraq war. Characters were real and realistically portrayed.
I'd recommend this book - it was a quick holiday read that kept me entertained (and a little nervous in some parts). I'm off to see what else this author has to offer.