The book starts off very good, but drags a bit in the middle. However, it quickly picks up the pace and really gets your attention. My book club picked this book for one of the monthly selections, and while I wouldn't have read it on my own, I'm glad I did. It gives a view of being raised with the Islam faith and how one's priorities and understandings can be so different from those of the mainstream.
Unexpected pleasure, as I don't generally like his writing; not an edge-of-your-seat thriller yet hard to put down, perhaps because it seemed so plausible.