I only got about an hour and a half in to the book because I couldn't take the narration any longer. It sounds like a grizzled middle-aged film noir d..Show More »etective telling a Chandleresque gritty city story in the first person. So it's very odd to hear the MC described as an early 20s southerner in a small Western town. The same problem applied to the first book in the series, but perhaps the story was more intriguing so I put up with it. In this case, the odd narration seems to emphasize flaws in the writing. Far too much exposition and description to be gripping under the circumstances. It's a shame, because the characters developed in the first book were really good.