In the era of sophisticated spelling and grammar checkers, you would think that authors would use them to their maximum capability. This book did not impress me from the beginning as can be seen from the following two sentences that appear on the first page.
"Matt, on the other hand was a little shorter, 5 ft 7 inches and had the same athletic built as his big brother did."
"Matt watched as the waitress came over and set some more drinks and there food in front of them."
This is indicative of the errors scattered throughout the book.
The story is told in what can only be described as staccato form, short, choppy sentences where there is no consistent flow between them. For this reason, it is not an engaging one as Zach and Matt battle a voodoo ring in New Orleans. They weave in and out of danger, yelling a lot and seemingly unable to avoid the spell of the voodoo master until the very end when they suddenly break free of the spells and drugs and defeat the entire ring. The danger comes across as artificial and their sudden victory at the end seems contrived. It was a hard book to read.