One of the problems when you are a great author is that you compette against your previous works. Michener is measured against his own works. Oliver Wiswell is long
and better than is appreciated.
Roberts is predictable but that doesn't detract from the book. Far and away the most compelling charachter is Tom Buell whose oportunistic ways are never boring. Benedict Arnold makes a two cameos but the author shows him as unchanged.
Next up will be North by Northwest