A mammoth novel featuring four stories of crime, murder, conspiracy and fraud. Its size makes War & Peace look like a Janet & John reading book! The mixture of characters and complexities of the plot lines are a major achievement, reminiscent of John le Carré. The book may be very long - very explosive, very riqué and brave in its entirety, but it's also very good. It may have taken me two months to read but it definitely wasn’t time wasted.