I've just finished The Righteous Men
. I'm sure Jonathan Freedland or his publisher chose the Sam Bourne pseudonym because it's structurally similar to Dan Brown, and allows for a similar style on the front cover. He can make you turn the pages in the same way that Brown does, and he's picked a religious myth theme. But thankfully, the writing style is superior to Brown's with more believable characters, and (ISTM) built on a much stronger set of facts, rather than than fiction-as-facts of The Da Vinci Code. The one thing that did jar was part of the ending which seemed a coincidence too far.I really enjoyed it, and it's been good to relax with a thriller again over the last month. Thanks, Dad, for the loan :-) You got any others by him?