The Amber Room was a very well researched and written book. The character development showed that Steve Berry had taken a lot of time to analyze the history, drive and characteristics of each and every character. The Amber Room wasn't filled with unnecessary details that cloud the story - everything that is written, is necessary to the story. I was amazed at how much of the book is actually true. Steve Berry went above and beyond what most people consider research. He actually went over-seas to see the places and things that he was writing about and it really shines through when you are reading The Amber Room. Fabulous book that I will read again and again and Steve Berry is one of my new favorite authors!