Here’s another installment in the life of Durango, aka Jacob Stringfellow. He’s been busy falling in love with Vienne, arguing with his delightfully sarcastic AI and attempting to find out the secrets behind his father’s downfall. The same downfall that caused Durango to become “dalit”. Durango and Vienne are on their way to steal some more information from a corporate military base when they make a stop-over at the monastery the Vienne grew up in. The time there is bittersweet. They move on to the military base only to have Vienne captured by bad-guy Archibald, who promptly begins messing with her head in order to create a perfect soldier.
There’s so much destruction and chaos in this book that it’s hard to imagine what will be left for the rest of the series. Seriously, tons of explosions and fights here. Plenty of folks die.
I had fun reading this one, but it would probably have helped if I had reread “Black Hole Sun”. I had a lot of trouble remembering relationships between characters and the larger story arc. The tone is humorous and suspenseful, with tons of action to keep readers interested. The ending is an obvious cliff-hanger, leaving plenty of room for the next book.
Side note: I HATE the cover of this one, especially since I loved the cover of the first book. What in the world were the cover designer and publisher thinking?