The Secret Servant - Daniel Silva Quite a guilty pleasure, these Gabrielle Allon books. Israeli James Bond with a conscience, no frivolous sex and always ready to sacrifice himself. You can guess who the bad guys are.
Anyway, after four books, I've figured Silva out. For this book, I skipped the setup chapters, much of which is a recounting of previous books or re-introduction of characters anyway, and went straight to where the action gets going. And when I've had as much as I can take, I quit before the wrap-up ... until the next Allon book on my reading list.