It sounded good when I read the blurb. I wasn't sure about it until about half way through, but then it really got going and the twists and turns were twisty and turny and suddenly, I couldn't put it down! *LOL*
The characters are, for the most part, quite unlikable. Even the erstwhile hero, River Cartwright has his problems. But, once I got to the second half of the book, I began to find them, still distasteful, but intriguing!
The plot was nice and twisty and turny, as I said, and kept me wondering until the end. A few nice surprises along the way too. Very British in feel, I thought. Which is a good thing for a British spy novel, right? And the subject of all the spy stuff is very topical for now. Rising nationalist feelings and hate crimes against minorities. Maybe a little too close to home? Still... I enjoyed my read.
So I will be reading more of these. :)