DL Wilson is up there with DeMille and Daniel Silva in creating characters that are real, have weaknesses and personalities, and are not just two-dimensional heroes. In Sirocco we see a determined female terrorist planning to release a biological agent that will destroy the US, and a somewhat unlikely hero in Brett, an expert in biological agents whose brother has been found dead in a New York apartment, apparently from suicide.
The plot ducks and weaves, heaping mystery upon suspense, as Brett fights the bureaucracy and his own confused relationships while trying to perform an important role for the White House. Meantime, Sharifah, the terrorist, is having her own issues.
What I enjoyed most about this book is the humanity of the characters, and some of the twists that create a character-driven thriller that keeps the reader turning the page. Highly recommended.