This book was riveting. The story drew me in from the first page and I didn’t want to put it down. Ms. Lee’s descriptions brought the characters, setting and events to life. However, I was disappointed with the ending. The crux of the plot and resolution of the key conflict were left hanging. Ms. Lee uses vivid images and word pictures wonderfully in this narrative but leaving the end unresolved seems to me to defeat the purpose of writing this type of novel. Despite the lack of resolution, I did find this book to be an accurate commentary on humanity and society in America. We are easily distracted and the enemy can and will use that to his advantage. I cannot recommend this as an uplifiting narrative though it does make the reader stop to consider where energies and attention are focused in our limited life-span on earth.