This Skilled world ran by syndicated mob bosses is back but this time we get more insight in the Tower organization. This follows Kori a few weeks where the first book left off assigned as a recruiter to Ian. Kori is being punished for letting Tower get shot and just released from being tortured in the basement by his brother Jonas. Ian 's skill is bringing darkness and Tower wants him to sign on badley. It's slow moving at first, more talk than action but the end takes off at a better pace. Maybe part of the problem with this series is that Vincent has these impossible situations for these characters, and there's no way out. Not even a hint of an escape route in the storyline unless it involves death. And when they are involved with a syndicate, it's a super "crap on toast" life. There are just NO happy moments, kinda depressing. I enjoyed the characters in this book a little more but once the action started it seemed a little rushed and then tied ip too quickly in the end.