3.5. I liked that the Zak wasn't a commando. He had some skills from previous experiences, but he wasn't some superhero. The only thing that kept this from being 4 stars is the little "extra" that gets added toward the end. The supernatural, or sixth-sense... whatever you want to call it. If he had been a were jag or a puma, that would have worked out great, but him suddenly getting am extra sense was just an odd way for the author to try and reunite two characters. I'm not against what happens because it could add for interesting plots in the future, but the random switch from 100% normal to extra skills just didn't transition nicely.