I saw this book reviewed by another blogger that I read on a regular basis and thought I would give this a try. Not being able to get to this before Christmas, I was able to start it on New Years Day.
It was clear from the outset that I had missed quite a bit of the back story of the two main characters, even though there is enough information given throughout the book that you don't really feel like you have to read the previous books to get the drift of the story.
It was a pretty decent read and quick to get through. Its good for those times during the Christmas holiday season when you need to read something that will take a few days without much thought.