3.5 stars. Good, action-y, ridiculous story. Square-jawed good-guy Americans, evil diplomats, WMDs, exotic locales - it could have been great. There were some editorial issues though, some punctuation that made no sense, POV jumping, and sentence fragments galore (and I know from sentence fragments). Plus it was a bit too much like the previous book in this series which made parts of it predictable. Anyway: good, could have been better.