Top positive review
A bit repetitive but still a fun series
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 25, 2021
As I saw mentioned in a few other reviews, this book has a few retread subplots from earlier books. Even to the point where one of the cadets at the Naval Academy that was sexually harassing and blackmailing female underclassmen for sex was the brother of one of the West Point cadets who Missy got expelled for the exact same reasons in an earlier book.
Then Missy has to smack down the Baltimore mob, though not as creatively as she did Sal. More missions in the Mideast.
Nothing much new with the werewolf pack she's alpha of.
You get the idea - there's nothing terribly original in this book, mostly vaguely recycled ideas from earlier stories.
That said, it was still an enjoyable read. A few bits went a bit longer than I'd have preferred, mostly lengthy descriptions of weddings, girl talk and Missy's nights out clubbing. Nothing egregious, but I reckon the book could've lost a dozen pages of needless fluff and been the better for it.
I really enjoyed the early Missy books because they were maybe 80% action and 20% fluff. This book seems to tilt a bit more toward fluff and as I mentioned, the action scenes generally resemble earlier books in the series. Some of this is justified (such as Missy's recurring postings to the Mideast) as there are ongoing series-spanning plot threads, but the author's skating toward the point of "same plots, same people, just different scenery."
All in all a solid 4 star rating for several enjoyable hours - and here's hoping Missy can find some entirely new mischief in future books.