While this book is #6 in the series, you don’t need to read the others to understand what is going on. This book stands alone very well. I’ve only read one other book in the series, and I’m reading them in no particular order. Konrath does a great job of explaining background information clearly and concisely. This book was just as action packed as the last one I read, Dirty Martini. I found myself reading quickly and wanting to keep turning the pages to find out what happened. I would consider it less of a mystery and more of a suspense/thriller book. There is a lot of blood and gore, along with a lot of sex in this one, much more so than Dirty Martini.
The only complaints I had were that on the kindle version, a lot of the words contain spaces in the middle of the word. Like Ev il instead of Evil and some of the punctuation needs correcting. Also, the book starts out with Jack, the main character, at the funeral of her finace, who died 3 weeks earlier. Don’t you think 3 weeks is an awful long time to let a body sit before the burial? A little far-fetched. And the fact that a man dying of cancer is still so strong and has a great body. A little far fetched again. However, the story was so intriguing that my complaints really didn’t matter to me–hence the rating of 5 stars. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.