The first half of the book was too implausible and the plot almost ran like a sitcom. I really did not like how Daniel inserted himself and several times jeopardized Nicole. In fact, it should have ended their mission right there. He acted too much like the idiotic headstrong heroine instead of the hero. However, the story tightens up a lot more towards the end. It was still pretty contrived and implausible but the characters were developed enough to carry thing along.