Of the three books in The Stars of Mithra series, this is the best as the action is faster, and the characters are more interesting. M.J. and Jack are rough at the edges, smart-assy and interesting. Although all 3 women turn out to have unexpected strengths, M.J. is the strong and independent woman one encounters in so many Nora Roberts novels. The story line draws the reader in quicker and the action keeps the story moving well.
It provides the impetus for continuing through to the 3rd story and completing the quest for the end of the trilogy.