rating: 5 of 5 stars If you did things the right way, and followed Brockmann's Seals series from the beginning, this was the book everyone was waiting for. Sam and Alyssa's book. If that is how you looked at it, you may have been disappointed. This book was much more than just "How Sam and Alyssa finally got their act together." Of course, it completely follows the pattern that Brockmann had set out earlier in the series.
More importantly, Brockmann knows how to draw inifinitely interesting people. They cease to be just characters long before you realize you've been sucked in. This isn't a good place to start the series, if you're thinking of just picking one up to see what the fuss is about. Other than that, excellent book.
rating: 4 of 5 stars First of all, I love Chris Donatti. Truly. He is one of the best characters in mystery fiction right now.....in my not so humble opinion. I know that makes me kind of psychotic, but so be it. I've loved him since Kellerman's Justice where he was introduced. MORE CHRIS!!!
Ahem. Anyway, this wasn't a bad entry to the series. I missed the boys, they were no where to be found. They were mentioned, but that's it. The rest of the gang reported for duty, and the mystery was serviceable. Of course, I don't read Kellerman for her mystery, I read for the characters. Things were fresh here, and this almost reminded me of some of the earlier books in the series. Nice work.