I found the book to be enjoyable and pacey and read it pretty quickly, for me. Like others, I found there were a lot of characters to keep up with and felt little empathy with any of them. A number of reviewers have said it was their first experience of the author and were disappointed with their first try. I have read all his books and would recommend his earliest titles as they are all fantastic stories, in my opinion.
This latest is certainly better that Found Wanting but he has a way to go before getting back to his old standard. We live and read in hope.