The story-weaver's skill, the authenticity and the multi-layered middle-east and American characters give appeal to interests as broad as life. This takes-you-there story includes current-events, mystery, romance, action, patriotism, a bit of humor and never-boring detail. All reading adults will enjoy this and like me, be watching for the sequel(s).
This was a very realistic story!!! Be prepared. My husband that has been in combat started to read it because I said there were things I didn't quite understand and he said it was a little too close to home for him. And he's NO WIMP! I still enjoyed the story though there were times that I wished there was a glossary to define certain terms or items described so I could have a better mental picture. I would say it's a good read for any Wife trying to understand her Husband that is or has served our country in combat.
This is the first in a series and I would probably read another. I like the military/anti terrorism genre even though the plot was fairly predictable. I did skim through some of the narrative about exactly how they were going to do what, etc. what I REALLY appreciated about this book was that (contrary to almost ALL other romantic relationships in books) the characters involved did NOT always assume/understand the worst, but actually took the context into account. As an example, the male hero refuses to do something the female heroine wants and rather than be "well, he's such a jerk and I'm over him," she actually - although hurt - considered WHY he would do that. Again, I just hate reading these plot lines where either romantic interest ALWAYS misinterprets/takes personally every little action. I suppose it's for "dramatic tension" but if people who do this on real life would never "get the man" or vice versa. Just my little opinion :)