I know others loved it, but I just couldn't get into it. First, despite being published in 1999, it felt very dated. Secondly, I couldn't see the appeal of the hero - he was too obnoxious for me to really care about. I did like how he and Kalera's husband had been friends, and how much Duncan respected him, but that was about the only thing Duncan had going for him. Frankly, the book just wasn't that interesting to me.