This was one of the worst books I have ever read. And I did read it. It was one of those situations, where it has to get better right? WRONG!! The reader is introduced to too many charaters all at once, and during the story, you cant tell who is who. Besides being introudcued to over 16 charaters right away, the author also uses more than one name for each of them, so you really can't tell who is who. I am a machosist because I actaully started reading the sequel, and in the sequel you actually get a little more clarification as to who is who. It also had one of the most unbelievable plots. A woman who is raped not just once, but tortured with it, will not want to have sex that soon after, especially if she's a "virgin" at consensual sex, and especially if she had been raped previously. Never gonna happen. Plus, all of the life attempts were iimplausable, especially since they were all on US soil. All in all - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.