I read this book after reading the Dante Connection - which I thought was amazing. This first book in the series was helpful that it gave the initial introduction to the characters that I read about in the second installment. I thought that was a real plus.
However, I do not think that this book was on par with the Dante Connection. While this book was better than average (I rate it only 3.5 stars), it was a bit of a let down. I do recommend this book simply because you should be wildly impressed by the next one in the series. I am up in the air regarding the next book in the series. I do like the characters, and the author is skilled. However, I am not sure that I am willing to shell out $5.99 if it is only on par with this book. I will have to check out the reviews across a number of sites.