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on 6 December 2013
The first book was better because it had a "what the heck is going on" aspect that is largely missing in this book.
A large amount of time is spent in Bobby's trek across hell, necessary perhaps but dull. A small amount towards the end goes back to the political intrigue that makes things interesting, followed by an ending that is, in large measure, predictable.
Buy it if you read the first one, liked it and have nothing better to do.