I have to say that this is one of the best books I have read in several years. It is rollicking fun. Two people who do not exist try to deal with an atomic bomb that doesn't exist. Along the way they must deal with angry people who do not think before they act (to say the least) or who are are unable to think at all. But this is the spice of the story.
The story begins in South Africa with a young black girl who cleans latrines but is special because she can do complex math in her head. There is also a plot line beginning in Sweden. Then these plot lines converge in Sweden where the stars are out of alignment for 20 riotous years.
Eventually the non-existent atomic bomb is creatively disposed of along with one Israeli spy. Sweden and China forge a strong friendship and the poor girl who cleaned latrines In the beginning returns as the ambassador to South Africa from Sweden. Confused? You should be. It's a romp on the wild side of silly twisted plots. But nothing totally unreasonable.
I highly recommend reading this book. It will keep you reading well past your bedtime as the story unwinds, rewinds and unwinds again and again. I loved it. I hope you will as well.