Terrorists take over a mall in Minnesota creating a hostage situation with Ray Cruz is trapped inside. The latest Swagger family member takes it on himself to take out the bad guys. Stephen Hunter’s usual twists, turns, and gun details are present. There’s no shortage of action and a thundering climax. The way that the hostage situation is handled is a metaphor for how the US is being run at present. I don’t think President Obama would like this novel.