Interesting idea and very unexpected ending. A fun read.
There is a lot of suspense, cross, and double cross. An interesting adventure/spy story without the 100% everyone comes through OK ending. If this writer does any more books, I'd recommend being ready for a good read.
This book is not an easy read but Adams led a fantastic life and it gives an excellent account of the events of the post Constitution period thru the Mexican War. His predictions have come to be real. His laments are so similar to today (too many lawyers and a Congress that was deeply divided.
I haven't read Rankin for some time but was glad to find this one. Rebus is at his best in sniffing out the solution to a case with many problems; almost uncanny. A good read; too bad Rebus is bumping with retirement. Hope there is at least one more book like this one yet to come.
Reading this book and also "The Outport" is the greatest indictment of our fumbling and bumbling in Afghanistan that I've real. No wonder we are hated and now we can see where all the cash we have been shoveling into that area has bought us nothing but grief (in all forms).