This was a strange book. It melded philosophic musing, action adventure, political commentary with a leavening of satire into a somewhat unwieldy book.
The main protagonist is Sam Cohen who undergoes a personality transition and eventual restoration. The preface of the book is pages of whoopee from a wide variety of reviewers. I'm not quite sure why. The book had it's moments but sometimes I really had to put my head down and plow through a lot of conspiracy theory with the ubiquitous "everyone" is after me paranoia. The counter culture, weed smoking '70s drop outs were plagued by paranoia. The characters in this book were victims of not enough paranoia.
Being reasonably conversant with history, there is likely a foundation for governmental misbehavior particularly during the Vietnam War. I, like millions of others, have to wonder about the collusion of the members of the military industrial complex in international relations. Bond has carried this premise into a theme for a novel.
I found the book interesting enough to finish.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.