As with the first book, it took a good 200 pages before this one gripped me, but when it did, it really
did. The sex trafficking angle was a more interesting frame story -- and better integrated into the whole, I thought -- than the Wennerstrom affair and financial industry plot in the first book. I enjoyed seeing more of Salandar's world and life once she returned to Sweden (I still don't know why the whole hurricane sequence was there), and how she came to be who she is. I thought Zala's identity ended up being a bit on the soap opera side, but, okay, I'm along for the ride and eager to pick up the final book. I should maybe buy some coffee first, since I tend to have several consecutive late nights when I read these.