I felt the book was well written and held my attention with a few exceptions that I have noticed in serial books. I get turned off with unreal events, e.g. , the over use of the babies being run over, walking boldly into an expected trap, the shoot of the Longfellow plane. for me it does not jive. I see this often and it is a turn off when a more realistic event could have been written. I feel it shows that he is in a hurry to get this out to the printers.