First, the chapters in my copy are all messed up. I don't think it makes a difference, as everything seemed to be there and nothing missing, but it's annoying and someone really screwed up big time when it came to proofing for chapter numbers. Even the ebook I bought is screwed up that way.
For the story itself, I don't think it was nearly as interesting as the first one. Pete's POV in the first book is what really moved it along for me. Jack is a mystery, and an emotional attachment, that Pete is learning to deal with. In this book, from Jack's POV, he's not nearly such a likable character. Yes, we get to learn more about Jack's past, and what's going on. But Jack cuts himself no slack and really isn't a nice person, and never was. He has feelings for Pete, yes, but that's about as far as his humanity goes. He had my sympathy a lot of the time, but that's not nearly the same thing.
Also, the detailed descriptions in the first book that was on the verge of being a bit for me much seemed to weigh this story down. Do we *really* need such loving descriptions -every- single time Jack lights up a cigarette? (Which he does quite a bit!) So much description at times seem to hide the fact that nothing was really happening for several pages on end. I think the author would do better to tighten it up and not dwell on so many mundane details.
It's not a bad second book, but Jack's head is just not where I'm interested in being. I hope the next book we get back into Pete's POV.