First Sam Bourne book I have read, though I have read his non fiction political books.The plot concerns a new reporter to the New York Times, he gets a break on a story and from that point his life unravels. His wife is kidnapped, and he is drawn into a plot that is a blend of Jewish mysticism and fundamental religious beliefs. A number of people around the world have been eliminated and he is desperately.turing to get his wife back and stay one step ahead of those tracking him.He has been compared to Dan Brown, but this is not totally fair, as it is a lot better written. I thought that the plot was ok, nut slightly unbelievable at the end. I just found that the dialogue was a little wooden between the characters.Good page turner. Ideal for a holiday read.