The third book in Monette's startlingly original series picks up where the
second left off. As usual, Felix and Mildmay are fascinating characters -- their points of view are distinct and compelling. The plot, while a bit confusing, is well-constructed, and the shape of the story is complete while leaving a number of tantalizing ends dangling for the next book.
Mildmay and Felix find they're caught up in a maelstrom of political intrigue -- one that will change their lives forever. (Ace, Aug., 432 pp., $24.95)