I've read a lot of Stuart Woods novels and used to enjoy them. I tried this one because it was one of a series I used to follow. But I see the characters have grown to be wildly rich and powerful, associating in the highest political circles, which carries no interest for me at all. I think Stuart Woods needs to invent a new gravy train to ride. He's about milked all the dollar bills out of Stone Barrington he's likely to get. This one's a too obvious pot boiler for my tastes.