I actually finished this book in a world of books that get rave reviews and are terrible. The bar is way too low nowadays. It's not like the days when publishers evaluated books before taking them on, or I could go to a book store and read some of the middle of the book at my choosing (not just the first chapter). (I know I still can do this with many books, but the bookstore isn't close to me). This took me to Florida which is always a good thing. I loved the characters. One reviewer said it's not as exciting as his other Doc Ford books, which makes me want to buy one of those. I'm looking for excitement and thrillers. I give it a four, as I actually kept reading it and found it interesting, but it's not a five for me. I can't put down fives. I can't tell you how many books I've stopped and deleted, then went back and read the bad reviews and they were exactly how I felt. This wasn't one of them.