It's not the worst book I have ever read but I must say that it is not part of the good-book-league too. I thought the story was all over the place. I really had no idea where Mr. Beck wanted to go with the story. Too many characters in one go, I struggled really hard to keep track with all the names -- and it wasn't even a detective story! I don't think I'll keep buying his books. I don't have the chemistry with him, I guess. If I don't have that chemistry with an author's work, I prefer to keep him in the background.