Not your usual whodunnit book. More a record of the practices used by the investigators to get one particular suspect to confess to brutal murders. Like all of Bowden's books the narrative zips along nicely, however, i personally felt that this effort was not quite up to the standard of some of his previous work, most notably "Killing Pablo" and "Guests of the Ayatollah"
The conclusion of the book was a little anti-climatic. And although important questions were answered pertaining to the case I couldn't but feel that so many aspects of the case went unanswered. I appreciate that this is not the fault of the author, it would no doubt have been an obvious source of frustration for him also, it just left the ending of the book feeling a wee bit empty.