I would have given this a 2 1/2 if I could have. I think it is my least favorite Jury novel so far. It's not even clear what the mystery is for about a third of the book, and like the Jerusalem Inn, gets really messagey. For an added bonus, it has an abrupt non-ending, and too much emphasis is given to characters that don't matter & not enough to those that do. There's not even that much Jury/Plant interaction, which is what I though the point of the series was. The highlights were Mrs. Wasserman getting a little bit of character development & standard Racer harassment being very limited.