" I bought this as an airport book based on the cover blurbs and hoping for a diverting thriller. I suppose its target audience is potential militia members with a cartoonish understanding of politics and business. Chapter 33 was the breaking point (though I did drag myself through the rest of the book). In that chapter, one cartoon character, Nicholas, outlines a confused unholy alliance between high level government figures and a nefarious defense/security contractor. The main character, Harvath, listens as a cypher feeding lines solely to advance Nicholas' narrative. Never once does he ask a probing question based on even a perfunctory knowledge of corporate governance, the media, or the Internet. Too often thriller authors can't seem to write characters with the brains to have achieved their positions. Sometimes that's excusable for the plot. This one goes way too far. "
— Nicholas, 2/2/2014