“This is one of those books that I grabbed at random in the "books on CD" aisle of the library. I just finished reading a Jance book and liked it, so I grabbed another.
I have noticed in recent years that I have a difficult time keeping a story straight when there are more than 5 or 6 main characters. This book starts out with names upon names. I need a score card to keep them all straight, but by about halfway through, I had most of them figured out. One of the things that the author did, which is mostly helpful, is at the beginning of every chapter or segment, the date, time, location and ambient temperature is noted. Now the dates, times, and places were extremely helpful because the story jumps around a lot from place to place and person to person. What the temperature has to do with the price of rice in China is beyond me.
The plot was very good, the characters were well-written, with complicated issues -- not simply cardboard cutout characters. All the loose ends were wrapped up at the end, but it was more of a "told not shown" fashion, but I was good with that. I love having loose ends wrapped up. Bonus points for the absence of gratuitous sex and foul language.”