Once in a while, the summer movie season offers an action flick that's actually well done, with characters that have depth and dimension, and a plot that actually takes some good and unexpected turns. Reading this book was a lot like watching one of those rare movies. It was a fun read, and you can see the scenes unfold in your mind as you read them. Yes, there are terrorists, and yes, there are people trying to stop them, but the characters are believable, rather than one-dimensional white or black hats. The author's knowledge of the setting is very detailed, which really helps the scenes (especially the action sequences) flow. I look forward to reading this again!