Once I started this book it was hard to put it down. Having lived through those times and experienced a lot of the same people and places, the story had an extra dimension of resonance with my own story. Scott Stevenson weaves a great adventure for the reader and take you to some of the most exotic and extreme places on the planet. It would make a hell of a movie and producers should be lining up for the rights to do just that. It's not all fun and games, but in the end there is a great lesson there for everyone. You will have to decide what that lesson is for yourself. Like the great Bette Davis said "fasten your seat belts it's going to be a bumpy ride" but well worth the price of admission.