This book started out as a very good read. It was good enough for me to go ahead and order other books by the real author, J. D. Barker. By the time I reached the half way point, the book had turned to be a poor read and by the 2/3 point it was really dumb. That is when I quit and tried to cancel the other books that I had put a hold on. Too late so I will check them out tomorrow and return them immediately in the outside slot at the library.