I've enjoyed Jim Swain's writing in his early book. And I'm happy I did because the writing of this book was, in my opinion, not up to par with his previous books. Unfortunate for me and him.
The protagonist, Jack Carpenter, is a fine character and I like everything about him. He has all those attributes that I love in characters.
However, the storyline was weak and the writing was even weaker. Or maybe I have that backwards with the writing weak and the storyline weaker, either way, I'm going to think twice before I continue this series. That's unfortunate for me. I'm sure Swain doesn't care as I seem to be in the minority here.