The second book in the Rippler series is even better than the first. We get to meet some of the bad guys - and more than just the brief glimpse in the first book. We learn more about what they're after. Some of the conflicts are resolved, but by no means all. The pace picks up quite a bit, it's more like the last little bit of Rippler than the first. If you found Rippler a little slow, then give this one a try. And if you loved Rippler, go buy the third book already! (But read this one too).
I loved the interaction between "Jane" and Deuxième.
Mick continues to be amazing. She may not have a sense of humor, but she's certainly plenty funny. And her sarcasm is a thing of beauty.
Sir Walter is another wonderful character. The perfect gentleman with delightfully old-fashioned manners. He's the kind of guy every girl dreams of (though he's a little too old).
The ending is much less abrupt than Rippler. You get some signals that the book is moving towards a conclusion, though not *the* conclusion. It doesn't jar the way Rippler did.
There are more, but they'd be spoilers. Sorry!
As with Rippler, there was some language. It wasn't necessary to the story, and distracted me from it.
Mrs. Swanson has a liking for the word "guffawed". Apparently others noticed this in Rippler, though I didn't. I did in this one.
Again (both pro and con), the bad guys are seriously creepy. Don't give this to your 12-year-old as bedtime reading.
Sir Walter's inconsistent pronounciation of "ripple" bugged me. He speaks fluent English, apparently without an accent, and suddenly he can't pronounce "ripple" without an accent? Well, he can - some of the time.
Many thanks to Mrs. Swanson for providing a free copy of Chameleon for my review of Rippler (with no obligation to give a positive review).