This is a page-turner with a good story and likeable (except for the psychopaths) and well-described characters. It's not a biography although that is how you find yourself engaging with it. Pace, structure, and how a reader's interest is maintained is similar to a Dan Brown novel and Brown's research is substituted with Dalton's great ability to see, describe, and have the reader see a scene or a person. Consequently, there is little to be done to create a screenplay; in fact, let's hope the film is not made in Australia else we'd have all the usual suspects playing the character roles (they're mostly character roles). I'd recommend this as entertainment; you won't get bored of it or tired of it, it's not too demanding, and a few literary references scattered here and there might even have you feeling the more educated for having read it.