Jerry B. Jenkins is a master storyteller. If you don’t believe me, consider the Left Behind series and the Precinct 11 trilogy as a start. If series do not interest you, then this stand alone novel will. It is entertaining, suspenseful, and contemplative. Politically correct crowds will hate it for some of its content, but other than that, it’s a great spy and espionage novel. I found out it is actually an updated edition of a book he in the 1980s (titled simply The Operative).