Okay, I have mixed feelings here. I'm a huge Peter Cawdron fan, and the quality of writing, like always, is superb. If you want a perfect Caldron tale, then go to Xenophobia or My sweet satan. I'll wait. Go buy them. back? ok.... I'm deducting one star ONLY because the second half of the story left me a bit unsatisfied. I realize he doesn't have to write to satisfy me. And, like I said, he's a great writer. but I wanted the end to be extended a bit more. It felt abrupt. So my advice is to read this, enjoy it, and just give the abruptness at the end a forgiving pass. Caldron really is one of the best writers out there today, and I think its kind of a backwards compliment to say that i wanted more writing in the last portion of the book.
anyways, sorry Peter, but that is my honest assessment.