Congratulations, Antonio Costa, for this superb novel !! Your choice of the novel style and the key character -- your alter ego, the journalist PG -- has provided you a platform to excel in weaving policy analysis, fiction and arguments into a thrilling drama where international finance, politics and security interests collide at the personal and societal levels.
Personally, I very much liked your depiction throughout the book of the current European strategy dilemma (is the European political leadership up to it?) which is rooted in the historical/dialectical process of European unification since WWII.
A fascinating book to read with a strong story line and many sub-plots, you have succeeded to educate and amuse in every sense of these words!
A 'must-read' not only for international relations professionals but also for those seeking to understand the human evolutionary drive to know, dominate and conquer this world.
London 3 January 2015