This was the first time I had read John Weisman's work and I would recommend "Jack in the Box" to anyone who wants a three dimensional chess match to solve. The characters are very well developed and have their flaws,but without the "super-human" characteristics of some other kinds of espionage novels. I would place this book alongside "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold", only for its informative and highly interesting look at the tradecraft used in the world of spies. The plot is well established from the first page, and there are no "grey areas" to lose your interest. I highly recommend this book.
by Stephen M. Zielinski (Depew, NY United States)