his last Thriller--The Counterfeit Agent--didn't really conclude satisfactorily, but okay, that's because the rest of the story is here, in Twelve Days. whatever, I mean I don't think that's exactly fair play as far as Spy novels go--a Fantasy novel that pulls the same trick usually says right on it "Book One Of...", or at least hints at a multi-volume plot somewhere on the cover ("First book of a soul-stirring saga! blah blah blah"), but Berenson just left me hanging. I'll just read the other half of the story now, and if it sucks, ooooh I'll be nasty. I hope it doesn't, though.