My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At times gruesome and gory; at times tender – an engrossing and an epic read. Starts slowly but as the pace builds up it grabs your attention and does not let it flag till a breathless and satisfyingly unresolved end. Globe-spanning in range – from the frozen Siberian pains to the torrid desert of Mexico. In between a lot of traipsing around Europe and a short visit to the US.