The banter between the main characters in the first two-thirds of this book is great. The last third introduces the hero's insane father and it goes downhill pretty quickly - the father's actions and everyone's reactions were just bizarre. I kept thinking, "Wait, they just did what? WHY? That's the stupidest..." Also Sarah's reaction to Hugh's deal with his father to save her cousin's life made NO sense to me - it was a rather ingenious plan on his part, and she totally freaked out like it was the worst thing Anybody Anywhere could have Ever done Ever. Drama queen.