Spy thrillers aren't my typical fare but my book club chose it, so I read it.
That being said, this isn't my first spy thriller read, though I hadn't read a Daniel Silva book before.
The writing is solid, well researched, and fairly clean in terms of language, though there are a few swear words. Spies, you know. There's violence and death, but I expected nothing different due to the genre. The deaths aren't gory.
Many in my book club had trouble keeping track of characters, which is understandable as several of them go by multiple names.
Though this is well into the series, it can be read as a stand alone and the reader won't be lost.