Every so often, I will rapidly read a few fiction books. I read two recently — “The Defector” by Daniel Silva, and “The Apostle” by Brad Thor. Of these, I liked the former more. The Defector is centred around the Israeli spy-assassin Gabriel Allon. I had earlier read “Moscow Rules” and had quite liked that. The book is quite a page turner (on the Kindle it becomes the “Next Page button pressing”). The Apostle (a Scot Harvath novel) was comparatively more than a bit disappointing.
On a related note, I also read David Baldacci’s “First Family” a couple months ago, and didn’t find that as exciting as some of his earlier works.