See my review of the first book, Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor: The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy (Volume 1). In this book we see much more of one of the races encountered before, and uncover more secrets of Jade's past. Political intrigue is raised to new levels, dominating some subplots. There is one scene describing an explicit sexual encounter, but it is revealed backstory and not gratuitous. Sadly, there are no more books in this series, Goldin not having written since 2002.