Most of the time this felt like an action adventure movie rather than a SF book. I found it rather annoying too how the author continuously went back and explained things which are clearly laid out in the first book. I don't see a problem with dropping clues and background info from the previous story, but you shouldn't continually launch into paragraphs worth of "the exact same stuff." The beginning of this story was good with the fight scene, however, the ending left a little to be desired. Though it may sound like I'm complaining, I still think the book is a good read and hopefully the 3rd in the series finishes strong.