Well, before you go taking my review as gospel, I had serious problems with that one as well. But then, I knew who the traitor was going into it, and reading good mysteries has spoiled me with the idea that a mystery story should hold up even if you know Who Done It. That's not really a factor this time, though, although the spoilers gave me two things where I seriously cannot imagine not being pissed off when I get to them.
(Must we go back to Harry who takes away the choices of the women around him? Must we?)* And I'm honestly fine with the two incredibly major ones, as it was about time for the series to start shitting or getting off the pot in several different respects--although oddly enough it's the circumstances the author used to set up both those things that I'm angry about, which says something. Also, leaving the end of the book on an unexpected development cliffhanger in order to sell his new anthology later this year is just low. Like, "Wow, suddenly I have a new appreciation for Mercedes Lackey and Laurell K Hamilton" low.
ETA*: Found and read the relevant bits; what the hell, I'm spoiled already. One was actually much less bad than it came across in spoilers. Still touch-and-go, but I think he mostly made it go. The other one, however, is frankly a Piss MB Off Over One of Her Causes moment. I wish I could rant about this without hitting the definite spoiler zone.
Edited at 2010-04-08 05:16 pm (UTC)