I think this is one of those series that are fun to read, but just as easy to put down. I got into it up until the New Orleans visit and then read by rote for a while, finally putting the book down about 100 pages from the end. Several months later, I came back to it. It's not that the story is horrible, there's just something that keeps it from popping and grabbing hold of me. To be honest, I read most of the end battle without any suspenseful emotions, yet the author still managed to have me crying a bit. It's a mixed bag for me. I'm sure I'll move on to the next in the series, but I don't think I'll buy the next one like I did the first three. Maybe Wells will shock me and I'll get addicted one of these days. I'm hopefully waiting because I see the potential.