This book is new to my library. It hasn't actually made it to the bookshelf yet - my filthy sailor wouldn't tell me where it was the first week, lest I steal it from him, and at the moment it's on the shelf next to my bed rather than one of the public shelves.
It's flippin' brilliant and lots of fun. Exciting in the way Clive Cussler's novels were in the '80s, when an author could put a lot of history in and not worry about whether it would get lost when it was converted to a screenplay - you know when authors wrote for the sake of writing.
And in the interest of full disclosure, this was written by a friend of mine. If you pick up a copy this week, you will have it in time to have read it before his first reading, February 28th in Baltimore. For more details, join The Lazarus Smile group on FaceBook.