"A great mystery, but it took over 100 pages to introduce characters and get going. I nearly gave up, but am glad I didn't. Once it did pick up there was lots of action. Many characters to cheer for. Would have been a 4 star for me were it not for ..."
"I found the narrator a sympathetic character and his life in war-time Beirut interesting. But there's no real story arc - so far and I'm over half way through. It's a collection of short chapters about different people in this man's life."