A year ago at this time I read my first Thomas Perry novel, THE OLD MAN, which was superb. Not sure how I missed all his earlier books, but I did. His newest, THE BOMB MAKER, is a great read and he is now on my 'must follow' list. This book is very tightly written, full of twists and turns, suspenseful, engaging, and a great look at what it means to be on a Bomb Squad and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team. Fair warning though, if you are not into heavy technical details about bomb making or disarming/disposal, be prepared to skim through some pages where the details are abundant - that won't detract from the story line or enjoying the book. On the other hand, I did read through the details and am glad I did. The ending is actually two endings at once - both are awesome! Enjoy.