I'll be curious to see how it ends; the ending will make or break it, I think. At the moment, I have no idea how this is going to turn out. I have some suspicions, but I really don't know.
I did want to give you two sentences from the book, a la Teaser Tuesday, because I read these last night and thought they were too good not to share.
"It's the fate of every race to think itself chosen by God," I added. "But it's the fate of only a very few races that they're sufficiently stupid as to try to put that into practice."
One of the things I've enjoyed about this book is reading it through the lens both of history and also current events. There are no big signs and circles and arrows saying, "Look! Similarity!" or "See how different this is than that?" It's very true (as best I can tell) to the specific setting of its time and place, but that specificity allows for the echoes of our contemporary world to come through clearly. And all within the conventions of the hard-boiled detective novel.
I'll let you know when I finish it.