In yesterday's New York Times, Michiko Kakutani gave a positive review to The Thousand, a new thriller by author Kevin Guilfoile. Kakutani wrote that the pleasures from reading The Thousand come from "Mr. Guilfoile's keenly observed characters, his gritty feel for the city of Chicago and his ability to weave artfully all sorts of philosophical questions - like the relationship of music and math, and the morality of using scientific knowledge - into his hectic, bloodstained plot."
The plot, even as summarized in the review, is too complicated to further summarize here. Check out the link above where Kakutani describes the book's various twists and turns as "nonsense" that is "made beguiling" by the author's skills and and showmanship. It sounds interesting; I'm adding it to my reading list.