Hugh Laurie: The Gun Seller

When Thomas Lang, a British former soldier, stumbles upon a plot, hedged by international arms dealers, to use a staged terroristic attac to sell a new type of army helicopter, he wants to intervene. Instead, he is forced to take part in the plot. Can he save the day and rescue the damsel in distress?

This is a quite difficult book to summarize and grade - mainly because, at least half of the time, I had no idea what was going on. I'm not sure if the plot was just confusing, or the writing was lacking clarity, or if I was just too dense to get it. I liked the first half of the book, as it is full of black humour. You could think of it as the British answer to Carl Hiaasen books. I also liked the writing style, and although Thomas is not exactly likable, at least he's amusing. But as soon as he infiltrated the terrorist group, I had to make myself go on reading. I just didn't know what was going on anymore. For example, the reader never finds out for which cause these people are murdering people, which I found annoying.This is a "satisfactory" book (Grade C).