Fans of this series, who have been waiting over a year for this latest installment, may be disappointed. The main plot consists of a complex mystery and Onca and Kim’s relationship feels like an afterthought. Fans may be put off by some of the racial stereotyping that appears even on a distant planet in a time far in the future. While the sex is hot and the mystery intriguing, this one falls short of the excitement this series is known for. New readers will likely have a very hard time keeping track of all the characters and their roles.