This is a well thought out and written spy novel. It isn't about the action scenes, it is about the behind the scenes intelligence and conspiracy theories. If you like intellectual thrillers more than the action ones, then this is you book.
Though the story seems likely to appeal, the narrative is too herky-jerky, with characters not fully fleshed out to where one cares about them, and no real logic or explanation given, or apparent, regarding how the story moves forward. I stopped reading it over half-way in, but before the end.
this is really good. An imaginative take on who ordered the killing of JFK and why. It just so happened that I was reading Dereliction of Duty By McMaster (about VN) when I started Tears of Autumn. I was in-country 62-63 as a co- leader of a small VN/US mobile training team and was struck by the possibilty he suggests as a work of "fiction". I'm working my way thru McCarry's books - read a review of a new book by him that reminded folks who he was and how well he writes (for a retired CIA agent)