Disappointed in this one, although I've loved Slaughter's books for over a decade. I couldn't like the characters, the story line only mildly interested me, and about 200 pages in I realized I was skimming pages instead of reading them. I firmly believe if I'm not enjoying a book life is too short to struggle on. It may well turn into something more for the last 300 pages but I'm not interested enough in finding out.
If this were the first Slaughter novel someone was reading I'm afraid they would not see the brilliance her other books show.