I bought this e-book because of the basic story outline, and admittedly, the very low amazon price. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail about characters or storyline, except to say that the characters were well developed and believable, with good dialogue. The story as a whole was definitely a slow burner, and it did take a while to set up some of the main people, and their backgrounds etc, but that only made them real. Halfway through though, when things started to go wrong for our Reilly, things definitely took off with a flame under it's ***! The book became difficult to put down then, as I wanted to see how the story panned out for the hero (or anti-hero maybe?). All I can say is he must have the nine lives of a cat, with what he's been through. I began to know there was bound to be a sequel getting near the end, when the story didn't finish smoothly, but with more of a cliff-hanger. But hey, that's not a bad thing, it leaves you wanting and waiting for the sequel, and I know I am. That must be the sign of a good author!