I had only a couple of minor issues with this book. 1. The prose was just a bit rough. 2. It took a little too long to get into the thick of the plot because the beginning contained characters and events specifically related to the protagonist’s backstory and having nothing to do with the eventual plot. However, once it got going, the story was very engaging and moved along at an excellent pace. The greatest success the authors achieved was in painting a title character that just grabbed my interest and didn’t let go. Gideon Crew is a smart ass. I just love a good smart ass. The amount of BS he manages to sling and the ease with which those around him eat it up is not exactly believable. But who cares? It’s really, really fun.