This is one of the most gripping books I've ever read. It has a very intricate method of narration too, it's told through snippets of confession paper. Instead of the usual direct storytelling, Wein uses a complicated mash-up of flashbacks, military intelligence reports, and stream-of-consciousness babble. Yet somehow Wein weaves a fast-paced thriller, and keeps you on edge the entire time. I read this all in one sitting, and once I was done, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I'm afraid of saying anything else, in case I spoil the book and this book should NOT be spoiled. It's the best book I've read all year. It's clever, it's sharp, and it's emotionally resonant. I hope to see more from this author.