This is a well-written first novel that sweeps you along, just as any good story should. The characters are well-developed, and the dialogue is much more polished than many books in the genre. Early on, I was reminded of Joseph Kanon, and as things developed, I likened the writing more to Steve Berry. It was definitely a page-turner in every sense of that term, and I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed it. All-in-all an outstanding first thriller and I am really looking forward to more in this series.