I enjoyed this book enormously. The plot is tight and well-crafted, and the characters are engaging, well-drawn, and well-developed. The main character develops (in about 48 hours) from a green, but clever, boy, into a charming, intelligent, young man, with a clear idea of who he is, and what he seeks in life. There's a rather sweet love-story, interesting bad guys, and a suspenseful crime story. A real pleasure--even if it doesn't include any of our old friends, Peters's familiar continuing characters. I got it from the library, and I'm trying to find a copy. I wish someone would re-publish it--I recommend it .