I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads giveaway.I could not get into this book and since my to-read book list is huge I am afraid I cannot continue reading a book that I am not that in to. The subject matter is intriguing and I think this could have been a terrific political thriller with the right editor. As others have mentioned there is a wealth of knowledge on display here, but it's just too much for the type of book I was expecting. I applaud the author for the obvious dedication and effort that went into this very ambitious first novel. It's just too dry and repetitive for my tastes.