Gripping novel featuring underlying ethical and moral messages, the plot is rife with action and intrigue, there is background research to add color. Silva unveils the world financial network used by ruthless dictators to conceal money stolen from their people, he does not got down to the tiny details but leaves eye opening concepts and ideas. Allon character is improving but yet there is more to do before he can be perceived as having a life of his own. There is a reference to current events happening in Syria, with the death of 150,000 people and more that 1,000,000 displaced. It is good but not the best Silva book.