I think he is a great author but this was not my favorite book of his (that would be: Escape From Kathmandu). It was enjoyable but I really most enjoyed that he mentioned the Food Factory a hidden, great Pakistani restaurant a few blocks from the National Science Foundation (a central location for much of the action), and other such details.
Other books I have read recently:
- The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach (great)
- Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (historical look at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and National Book award winner
- Magic Street by Orson Scott Card which I enjoyed a great deal but I enjoy everything of his so I might not be the best judge.
- Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson quite good.
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaimain (great)