This was a great story layered with plenty of dynamic ingredients. I really enjoyed the POV (written in first person), and appreciated that he was just your normal guy caught in the midst of a complex mystery well over his head. The writing was humorous and proficient, the relationships well-defined and enjoyable. The mystery itself was illusive until the very end, and so it was hard to put down for any length of time. The atmosphere was one to get lost in, and this story definitely had its hooks in me from the outset. Loved the mention of the Knights of the Golden Circle! I'll be looking for more from Houston!
Shawn Hopkins, author of A Man Overboard