When I finish a book that totally blows me away, I have to either change genres completely or go to reread a very old fave. This time, I chose to change genres and try a new - to me - series. And it did the trick!
This was an enjoyable read. Sort of like the Ilona Andrews book, it felt like some good junk food to my reading brain. The story clipped along at a decent pace - the chapters weren't very long which helps a lot, keeps things from dragging. The plot was intricate enough to keep me interested yet not so complicated that I was stopping to try and figure out things.
The main character, Gideon Crew, is an interesting fellow. Clever and smart, he reads people really well. He has a great sense of humour. And he has a sense of purpose and is just dark and cynical enough to appeal to me. I liked following along with him on his 'mission'.
There is a small cast of supporting characters that have the potential to increase their interestingness over the coming books. Apparently one of the guys comes one of the writing duo's other series, but I'm not ready to go hunt that down yet. :)
So, I've found another series to follow when I need some tasty junk-food reading and that's a good thing!