I became interested in this book mainly because it revolved around Vietnam. I'm a lover of all things War & Literature, so I assumed this book would fit right into my favorite genre. Now, there's not a lot about war or Vietnam in the story, but that was fine with me as the plot unraveled and gave way to something far more than I expected. Not only was this novel uplifting and inspiring on a spiritual level (personally), but it was adventurous, a thriller, a story which literally kept me on the edge of my seat. The one and only thing I had a problem with was that I wish we heard more from the President's wife at the end of the book. Putting that aside, however, this is one of the best books I've read this year, and I sincerely hope to read another by Joshua Graham soon. I've already gotten my mother started reading the book, and I might even convince my father to read it. I truly think any gender can enjoy this book and sympathize with not just the main character, but the emotions every character feels and the events that challenge them.