Dana Stabenow phoned this one in.
I have never been able to put down a Kate Shugak novel once I started reading. I put this one down - several times. No character development. The plodding plot is, according to the Acknowledgments, is based on "Romeo & Juliet". You, Ms Stabenow, are NOT Will Shakespeare. Completely unnecessary explicit sex scenes - where did THAT come from? And the ending is trite, hackneyed, and an insult to her many fans.