Christopher Reich Rules of Deception (2008).
Well, I guess I won't be getting those brain cells back anytime soon.
This is number 1 in the Jonathan Ransom series. Hero: unlikely doctor built along Mills & Boon lines becomes the unwitting pawn in a battle for techno-supremacy between some stereotypical forces of good vs. evil. Probably he oughtn't to have inadvertently married a deep-cover agent.
Pros: setting (nice bits of snowy Europe). Interesting uses of technology.
Cons: wooden, wooden hero. Completely over the top bad guys (horribly scarred religious nutter and (and) an assassin employing the mysterious poisons of the Sth American Indians): "The Ghost"; "The Pilot".
Give me a break. There's even someone called Von Daniken. OK, I concede that it's not this bloke but let's not get intertextual with our crazies.
You've been warned.
If you liked this... lost, lost cause. Doesn't anyone write quick thrills espionage like Alistair MacLean anymore?