This is my first Patterson book so I have nothing to compare it to. Because he co-authored it with Bill Clinton it is also difficult to judge. It is obvious former President Clinton contributed several elements only a president would know about, giving the book plausibility. I enjoyed reading this book and like several other critics, I read it rather quickly despite the 500 pages. I found it well written and devoid of long, often useless descriptions found in many novels. The authors keep us guessing throughout.