This novel is a 21st Century literary classic. It illustrates yet another example of how Islamic fundamentalism (fuelled by hate, misogynistic jealousy and, yes! it's true! ampehatamines and the other illicit drugs the Taliban , Al Qaeda and other Arab war-lords fund their illegal, poisonous attacks with) poses the greatest threat to the US there is today. Every American citizen should read this novel. Five stars! Or should I say five Starrs?