This novel is probably the best of the whole series. The story line had a lot of twists and turns and focussed on the two main protagonists. I was totally engrossed trying to find out who was behind the intrigue. Also, it's Donovan Drake's story post-operation and is able to shift again. They don't belabor the issue. The novel starts instantly with Drake on his first mission after the operation on his leg and he hasn't shifted yet. The heroine is a strong character and holds her own for the most part.