The book is well written and very detailed. It took me awhile to read as there is so much information embedded in each page. George helps the reader along by offering a section of "principal characters", and a glossary that defines the many acronyms he uses throughout the book. He appears to be honest about his dealings as the Director of Central Intelligence, and takes blame for some of the questionable decisions made during his position, even if the blame should have been placed elsewhere at times. I gained a little insight as to what happened post 911, but as one reviewer stated before me, there isn't any juicy gossip.