I was having an online conversation with a friend some time ago, and he recommended Stuart Woods as an author to read. I started with Dirt, then Choke, then continued reading, but I have been most pleasantly surprised by this book. The main characters are all very well written. The novel was also more espionage oriented, which Wood's masterfully wrote, with only a few minor mistakes that one (like myself) who has studied something of Russian history, would find fault with. The novel was so well written though, none of those come to mind at this moment. Then again, the novel was puplished in 86, and I didn't start my serious Russian studies until after the fall of the wall. Many thanks to Mr. Woods for an excellent novel.