It is a thriller, but there are a couple of areas where I felt like his research was perhaps a bit spotty. I also have trouble with his idea that one governmental agency could justify a need to have access to all information concerning its citizens, while denying that information to the world at large.
What can I say? Lescroart doesn't write bad books. This timie, Dismas is not central to the story, but it is still San Francisco, and you'll feel at home, as a different group of good guys go after the bad, rich guys.
Can you say, "Over the top?" This one sure is......the villain is just a bit too nasty, and frankly, there are just a few too many twists and turns in this one. Patterson is usually pretty good, but this one doesn't do it for me.