About the Book:
This novel is mostly about relationship development. While there are hints of threats, there is no suspense until about two thirds of the way through the plot. The action then settles down again until another bit of suspense near the end. Most of the novel, however, consists of the day to day activities of Max and Cress as they go places and meet people. Their characters are developed well although I do feel they are a bit over drawn with action more dramatic than called for by the circumstances.
Michalove excels in description and much of this book reads like one concentrating on well crafted descriptions of travel, places, architecture, and local culture. Max is part of a cyber securities firm so we do get some interesting information about hacking and coding and uncovering the villains.
This is a novel for readers who like ones dealing mostly with travel and location descriptions. It is the second in a series and, while it reals relatively well on its own, the earlier one should be read first to fully enjoy this one.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)