I was pleasantly surprised by this book and by the series as a whole. I've read tons of books with females as the main character(s) and aside from a very small number of exceptions, I generally feel let down by most of them on some level. This is one of those exceptions where the female leads are true badasses to the core. They are flawed and have issues, but their resolve to kick ass and take names never wavers. Their mistakes are real, not flighty air-headed drama queen mistakes, they don't let people run over them and they aren't afraid to make decisions or take action. The females in this series are the kind of strong female leads that I crave to read about but seldom do. I sincerely hope Ms. Brown continues this legacy of awesome female heroines in future works - I know I'll be first in line if she does!!