I've read all of the Ty Hauck novels and enjoy them a lot. No simple answers to the plot line, it is complex and at time seems like the characters' problems are insurmountable. Given that the story focuses on oil mining (fracking) that is currently happening in our country, the crimes and deceptions portrayed in the story are very disheartening - if they truly are happening. It's fiction, but probably not too far off from the reality. I started reading this series because it took place in Greenwich, CT, where I lived for a number of years. I enjoy reading books that take place in places that I am familiar with.