Not one of Crais' best. It didn't get really interesting until about the middle of the book. A decent and otherwise fairly fast read, though. Too many moving parts (people, motives, sub-plot lines) for my tastes. Having to be stuck mostly indoors, I was glad to have it to read during the pandemic AND the wildfires! Still, it was easy to put down to extend the read.
I'll keep indulging in his Cole/Pike series but as others here have mentioned ... he could leave out a lot of the unnecessary rhetoric with his secondary characters that doesn't really move the storyline forward and cut back on the elitist blood lust.