By Steve Martini–This story was just full of twists, and has two really, really evil characters. One is the mastermind, and the other is an assassin. The author hides the ultimate goal of the mastermind until close to the end of the story, and we’re at last able to figure out what the title refers to (no, I’m not telling).
The hero, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani, has evidently already thwarted a terrorist plot involving a nuclear weapon in a previous novel–I guess I read this book out of sequence, because it’s referred to in the book. But, don’t let that stop you, it really has no bearing on this book. Madriani is no Jack Bauer, but he manages to stay one step ahead of the bad guys throughout.
This book stands out because it involves terrorism, murder, technical toys, and puzzles–a great combination.