A US agent operating in French, interesting backdrop. But just a lot of talk and following but no action and plot is slow.
Probably not the best Coonts, with too many characters, so it is difficoult to "bond" with them all.
But the book is a real page-turner, truly unputdownable.
I think it's great (and not so common in this genre) that the bad guys are not all "sonofabitches" and the gud gys are not flawless. So util quite late in the book the bad ones are not those you expect... and that is fun!