Not as good as others. The Secret Service story had zero integration with the primary plot and I am mighty tired of Thor's liberal-bashing and...even...American-bashing: "[Accountability as well as personal responsibility:] had been abdicated by the American voter. As long as most Americans could have their McDonald's drive-throughs, listen to their iPods, and watch American Idol
, they didn't seem to care how negligently the nation's national security apparatus was being run." (p. 25)
I do like the fact that he made a distinction between the people
of Afghanistan and the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Of course how he reconciles that with his incessant Islam-bashing, I don't understand.
It's too bad Thor can no longer, it seems, write a thriller without making a political statement.