Some of Lescroarts ardent fans will be dissatisfied with this tale, because it's not all courtroom crime and drama. And because it shows a side of war--and in particular, war in Iraq--in a different light than the official USA point of view.
For me, though, I had no expectations of a particular pattern of story, so I was about to appreciate the book for what it was–a politically touchy legal thriller, with the emphasis on legal, not thriller. It certainly has some thrilling scenes, very hard to take, but essential to the story.
Well done, Mr. Lescroart. As a fellow writer, I learned much from your book.