THE FOLLOWING should indeed do just that: get itself quite a following. It is a very timely read in this day of home grown terrorism and the lack of faith too many people have in institutions of almost any kind. The book is filled with people we read about in real life, the false leaders, the willing followers, the desperate, the deceiving, the crooked, the ambitious, the weak, the strong--they are all here, making things so real. The surprises are many. Every time I thought I was starting to figure things out, I would turn the page to find a new wrinkle. The details, the characters, the dialogue, the plot, they are all well drawn.
THE FOLLOWING is a very good book written by a very talented writer. Mr. Roberts is a guy who really knows his stuff. If you like surprises, realism, and action, then go get yourself a copy. You will be glad you did.