I listened to an interview on NPR with the author who spent two decades traveling the world as a reporter for NPR and the BBC - the book sounded intriguing. I wanted to like it more than I did. It was a quick read and I liked the general plot but I felt the entire book built up to a rather abrupt ending. I found myself saying out loud a few times, "Come on! That would never happen!". I cannot give details without spoilers.