I simply adore Falco!
He's one of my favorite PIs of all times. And I've loved all of his books, but this is a notch above the others. Great great setting, the author does such fabulous job with it that I had the impression of actually being there. And since I toured the area extensively, inluding Syria the year before the war, iit wasn't easy. But she pulled it off with such vividness of details that I relived years of traveling in one book alone!