Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The bad guys in this novel are European capitalists who trade with and support Iran in its development of nuclear weapons. This section of the story has a ripped from the headlines feel to it. I can imagine the series of events happening today when we look back and try to decipher how Iran developed nuclear weapons. As is usual in a Silva novel there is no gratuitous violence, all the action advances the plot line. I found the ending of this story to be very satisfying.
To me Daniel Silva is the true heir to John LeCarre; nobody else writes spy stories with the emotional depth, plot twists, realism, suspense and philosophical thought as well as Silva.