This book is highly redolent of a Robert Goddard, at least the works of Mr Goddard in his early period when he still had the element of surprise. The main character; Lysander Rief is a man whose life largely happens to him rather than him being an active part of his own story. His decisions are made by others and his character develops as a result of those decisions.
This book has at the heart of it, a very good spy story with a credible and well researched story. It pays to be alert from the moment you start reading and there are good reasons for this.
The narrative changes in perspective from first to third person and this is a clever device. The changes are clearly marked and do actually work within the confines of the plot.
Liked it and it is better than “Sweet Tooth”.