Hands down, my favorite Demille novel, EVER. It is your classic mix of espionage and thriller. I am an twenty-something adn think it may not appeal to a lot of people my age, due to their lack of knowledge and understanding of the Cold War. I, however, get just as hung up it as I do the Vietnam war, so Demille's military books suit me just fine. I have read 10 of his novels and have yet to find one disappointing. Pick up this book, fall in love with Lisa, hope the best for her and Hollis, and always keep an eye out for Alevy; you'll read it again within the year. I promise (this comes from a guy who has never re-read a book in is life) that if you're into spy stories and/or the Cold War that this is THE book for you.