I envy Percy's way with character -- and his willingness to give as many details to the minor characters as to his major actors. Once you start out with that depth of character and setting, you have to carry it through; so much time and care! Not the tightest plot for a thriller, but the pacing and tension is superb. And even though it was written in the 1980s, the use of technology didn't seem severely out of date. I'll be keeping this one to dive into whenever I need models for character-sketching. Plus a tongue-in-cheek Michigan State reference!