I've read every Lescroart book. He is one of the few authors whose books I order in advance. I'd be willing to bet that Lescroart did not write this book. I think he handed an outline to a group of ghosters, a la James Patterson. It lacks his depth and characterization. Or, if he indeed did write it, he did so in six weeks to meet a deadline. It's shallow, mundane, and totally unoriginal. Don't waste your time and money on this one.