Great book - couldn't put it down. Characters were complex but believable, plot moved right along. Interestingly, it was written in 1991, but set in 1975, and contained many references to the war in Viet Nam.
This book can be read as a stand-alone; it does not have to be read as part of the series. I had not read any of the Maggie Ryan books previously, and I didn't feel like I was missing important information.