I read fairly widely, and I find thata book is a great commute companion, escpecially with the NYC subway. Tuning out the MTA with an iPod is often a close second. I'm almost done with Assasin by Ted Bell, part of the Alex Hawke series, featuring an impossibly rich British-American commando-gentleman who saves the day.
The book features a fiendishly wide-reaching terrorist plot, and I have just reached a description of an airliner attack over the pacific, with the explosive force generated by a binary liquid explosive triggered by an MP3 player. The book was written in 2004-thank you, TSA, for being on top of "the literature."