Once again, Lehane has created a gripping novel with compelling characters and a plot that takes the reader on a breathless ride from page one to the very end. This novel was different from the others I'd read of his because it seemed more fanciful. However, it is also my favorite of his books so far. I'm not a fast reader, but I devoured the book in two days. And while I thought that I had some inkling on how the book might end, I was surprised. I highly recommend this gum-shoe mystery to anyone who enjoys detective novels.