I started The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor this morning. By all indications, Thor has the life experience and writing experience (creative writing degree from USC) to pen a good thriller. I have to admit, thirty pages in, the stakes were already satisfyingly high, but the same thirty pages in, Thor switched viewpoints multiple times within single scenes. Thriller or no, it left me dizzy. Not to say I won't butt my way through as I have books by Tom Clancy, Nelson DeMille, and Vince Flynn. With my brain coasting toward the end of the year, I figure popcorn fiction is the way to go.
I will say Thor has the coolest author web site.