This book is at best a very watered down version of a Tom Clancy novel. The author drags out a somewhat simple story for a few hundred pages by adding military, political, and social details; most of which he simply makes up. I might have been able to look past all of this, but the ending of this book never happened. The bad guy didn't really win, but he wasn't caught either. The author goes off on a tangent that was implausible and silly. Reading this book was a waste of time.