To be perfectly honest, this is probably the best thriller I've read in ages, and possibly the best thriller written in the past ten years. Once I read the first chapter, it was literally unputdownable. The main character, Dave Elliot, learns the plot at the same pace as the reader, and the flashbacks to Vietnam make it grittingly life-like and engrossing. When the actual explanation itself is revealed, at first it seems unlikely, but it suddenly becomes frighteningly realistic. The novel focuses on Elliot being trapped in a scyscraper with armed men after him. He must use whatever he can find - ropes, home-made bombs, bleach - to not only outwit his enemies, but find out what in the world is going on! With the ongoing arguments inside Elliot's head with his inner self, the deliciously hateable Ransom, and the gradual realisation of the plot, this novel is unlike any film you'll see. My only gripes are the death of Ransom (I won't give it away, but somehow it doesn't seem to fit in with what was explained previously), and the fact that it finished. I urge you to buy it, read it, and run vertically. Thank you, Mr Garber - and please, let there be a sequel!