I read this novel in 24 hours flat. It is absolutlety brilliant and impossible to put down for long. The story twists and turns and it is difficult to talk about the book without spoiling the plot. However, the major charm of the book is that no matter how much Robert Harris has disguised the protagonists, as you read you just see Tony, Cherie, and Robin! Delicious and wicked! - Oh and heaven help us if the CIA are that influential, do we believe it? Oh - ?????????