I normally love Kate Wilhelm books, but this one seemed to be determined to demonize and ridicule people with conservative values by making the villains extreme, radical "conservatives". The story got lost in the political agenda. It was also hard to follow the complicated description of the characters and setting
Unless you are immune to over-characterization, be warned the reader does tend to get carried away with verbalization and overly emphasized commentary. The story line is interesting and detailed, but the reader made listening uncomfortable for us both.
Sorry but this book didn't do it for me. The characters were a little too simple minded and the story was hard to believe.