Fast paced thriller. Bin Laden releases a tape that threatens something bigger and better than 9/11. A shadowy terrorist takes a cruise ship hostage in an effort to kidnap a powerful official but is thwarted by CIA directory McGarvey. Before long McGarvey is risking his life and reputation to stop the terror threat while trying to protect his family. There are many twists and turns before a surprising conclusion. I liked the book well enough to pick up the two that follow it. Good summertime read.