Honestly, I did not know what I expected. I enjoy Michael Sullivan's books, but sometimes, it feels like we're hearing a story unfold too slowly. I love his slow burns because everyone is positioned well for when the action takes place, but it feels like not nearly as much was done in this story. The worst part is it feels as though it would be accurately summed up in two sentences. This one thing happens so x,y,z react. It is by no means bad work though. It was wonderfully written and beautifully read. I look forward to the next story just not as much as I was.