2.5 stars. Too short. While it wasn't a bad read, it could have been a great read with a little more emotional connection (People die. I didn't care.) and character development. This is a common problem with Scott's latest books and, at four or five bucks a pop, it's becoming tiresome. I'd much rather one or two books a year that are well written and thoughtfully plotted and characterised than several books that are short and forgettable. I might give the other 2 stories in the series a read, although Scott is the only author I regularly buy out of the three authors involved in this series.