While I thought the first book in this series was merely "good", this book steps it up a notch. The 4 "man" team is a study in different points of view. A super-computer tech and martial artists, A pill popping class 11 telepath, a ghost girl with powers she is unaware of, all led by a white suited man with glowing eyes and an over-abundance of energy.
They are the good guys, and they will do what is necessary to save the world, even if it means pilfering the armoury and making the hard decisions.
Once the action starts, it doesn't stop. Another quality series from Simon R Green!
I will add that while I have not read the other reviews, I know what they will complain about. There is a certain Deus ex machina quality to some of the solutions to this book. The bad guys also tend to talk and wait for the heroes to come up with a solution to destroy them when they could easily win. While this may not be realistic, (though, who are we to judge what other-dimensional beings would do?), they are still fun.
The truth of the matter is that violence in real life is scary. Getting stabbed in the back or shot from across the street is more likely to occur than having tea and scones with Auric Goldfinger and Pussy Galore. But guess which one of them I would rather read about? Try to remember, these books are written in the name of fun and entertainment. Give it a shot, what have you got to lose?