OK...either I am reading WAY too many mysteries or this book was highly predictable. I found it to be overly dramatic and didn't like the portrayal of the female protagonist as someone who was an overly emotional/easily manipulated and therefore, an unprofessional police detective controlled by her sexual desire. What made it worse...I guessed the ending from a mile away making this a very long read. I need to review the 4th book in the series, but feel I have enough grasp on the characters and such that I can do so without reading the other two books prior to it. If I wasn't reviewing book #4, I would stop reading this series.