I love to read thriller books and this was the first time reading a book by this author. The hype sounded really interesting while trying to find my next selection from the book club I belong to. This 2007 release with 503 pages kept me awake the entire night on the day I started reading it. I finished it up on the second day and it was all I could do not to go to the last page to see what happened. It beings with the kidnapping of a 10 year old girl after a soccer game while her dad was actually nearby. The story line involves her parents and grandparents, all with their own problems and how they all come together in the end is unbelievable. The FBI fumbles through this case and the Vietnam story line is very accurate from what I've heard my husband tell as he served there for a year. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next release by this author.