This book is #3 in the series, and I liked it much less than the first two books. The plot is one non-stop action sequence, with no respite for the heroes. There are kidnappings and murders, kooky religious cults and suspicious federal agents, explosions and car chases, but it all seems to come at the expense of characterization. The characters are almost non-existent in this novel. They could be cardboard cutouts, and nobody would notice behind the constant bang & slam.
It still reads easy and fast, but after I was done, it left me with a faint bitter aftertaste. I don’t like being disappointed in my favorite writers.