John Lescroat is a great author his past works are much more interesting than this book. I gave it 3 stars because in my opinion it is much different from other books he has written. It is like he tried to cover to many topics, terrorism, infidelity, murder, business, and police work. A lot to fit into a single story. Then the ending was a disappointment. If this is first of series I suggest he cut his losses and move on.