I'm starting to repeat myself when I seem to open all reviews of Daniel Silva's books with, "Typical Daniel Silva, which is to say, GREAT!" I've read all his books to date, and they are all excellent thrillers. A combination of thriller, history lesson, travel guide, covert espionage and a little mystery that unfolds as well. There are two missions to be accomplished in this story, one involving a long-lost Caravaggio painting, but that's the secondary story. The first involves bringing down the corrupt family of the president of Syria, definitely a timely story, based on current world affairs. If you like Silva's books, you'll like this one. If you haven't read one, then definitely give it a shot, cause Silva's way above the norm of Patterson, Woods, Cornwell, et al.