“Sussman has managed the impossible: a multilayered quest where all the characters are real and alive, and we should expect the completely unexpected.” —Katherine Neville

“[A] gripping mystery, intricately plotted and eloquently told . . . not just thrilling, it makes the tension and promise of the Middle East heartbreakingly alive.” —William Dietrich

“[A] thriller on par with the best literature out there.” —James Rollins

“[An] intelligent, compelling, beautifully written thriller . . . a rip-roaring gem of a read.” —Raymond Khoury