One drawback to reading at this time was worry about my husband's state of health and impending hospitalization. But when he left, I spent a lot of time reading, which is inclined to take my mind off problems far better than television and the distracting commercial breaks.
I finished the novel right before he discharged himself from hospital--a traumatic time for us both.
Although I skipped a few details of religious doctrine and history during the early part, I read this long novel with increasing interest. So many truths were expressed, which fed my soul. The writing is easy to read but the style could be improved along with formatting errors, which contained many split words joined with a hyphen.
The plot involving the family keeps increasing in tension. Loyalty to a friend binds all the facets together. I can't begin to understand how the author grasped different ideologies and the undercover government secret work, but I take my hat off to a job well done.