This book was much slower than Fireplay or Flashover. It's clear that this is an authors first work. It was easy to figure out who did it and why and I found that disappointing. In addition, I found the antagonist hard to relate to, be angry, or sympathize with.
I loved my first look at Carter and Marenko. They are what makes this book worth reading as they were the most interesting characters. The beginnings of a relationship between Skeehan and Marenko were interesting and plays a role on their relationship in the future.
While I will not read this book again but I'm glad I read it for the insight into the later books in the future which I liked much better and will read again.