This is the 13th book I have read written by this author. I am amazed by how informed she is on the various topics covered in her various books. As a reader, you can tell the amount of efforts she went through to write so skillfully about Black Biology in Heart of the Hunter, raptors in Dangerous Pray, sexual harassment in Silent Witness and the list goes on...Even though her male characters are very manly and very strong, they are no match to their female counterparts who are even stronger in character than they are and are capable of providing the healing and love that they know their male counterparts need to heal and survive. The female protagonists all come in small packages but they are extremely powerful and effective. The description of each character, the location, the mood, is so well described that you, as the reader, feel like you are actually there. The conversation and thoughts of each character complement and enrich each story to give you a better understanding of the inter-relationships evolving on each page and the feelings that go along with them.You cannot help but get so involved in each of her books that you are not willing to put the book down till it's finished...and then you feel sad that you came to the end. All of McKenna's books are so informative that you feel that you get an additional educational bonus by reading each of her books. When done reading, you walk away knowing more about such things as raptors, Native American customs and beliefs, Ebola, black mambas, African customs, homeopathic medicine, PTSD, sexual harassment in the military, and...the list goes on. This author is a keeper and once you begin to read her books, you will become addicted to all of her books...like I did!