jack carr's become a better writer. this is his best writing yet. good story. good characters. establishing quite the good little universe here for ongoing tales and adventures and schemes to plot or destroy. great book. great story. can't wait for 5... will go back and read the other 3 over again... and then 4 again. seriously, this was his best writing in the whole series. love the action from 1 and 2... but this was the best story telling in any of his books. def worth the $. glad i got it immediately. arrived on the 13th... and finished it 2 days later. would have finished it sooner... but fatherhood got in the way. you know how it goes.