I thought this was an overall very good book...right up until the end. What a bunch of crap. The ending destroyed everything the author had built up. Granted, the book was outdated. I am a doctor and the way these people thought at times was crazy and unrealistic. Also, if an English writer is going to write about an American situation he should at least get the words right. It is elevator (not lift. It is road or street (not track). Otherwise well written.