This is the first book in the series. Its an interesting mystery and the main character is a Forensic Anthropologies. Less science in this story than found in a Kathy Reichs story but still some interesting science facts to learn. Written in the 80s so it does have the Cold War as the back ground. So KGB spys play a role. Even with that it is an enjoyable read and could easily have been set today -- just the modern bad guys sustituted in for the KGB. Descriptions of Europe and the miltary bases were quite accurate. I'll be looking a few of the places up that were mentioned. And headingon to his next book inthe series.
I loved this book just as I love all the other Gideon Oliver books. He is a great writer without all the gore.
Great spy mystery traversing Europe. Gideon Oliver is on a temporary assignment to teach grad classes to military and civilian members at our US military bases when he suddenly becomes victim to several breakins at his hotel rooms and assaults upon his person. He befriends a federal agent who helps him track down who and why he is being targeted.
On top of the risk to life and limb, Gideon finds love for the first time since Nora's death. This sideline feels "real" and is a nice break from the spy chase of the novel.
A great read, especially for any military or family member who has travelled Europe and enjoys "revisiting" the locations Gideon must teach at--Heidelberg, Spain, Italy.