My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The first book of a series by the Johnstone Clan, that I’ve read, are usually excellent. This one missed that mark. There certainly are some great stories inside and even a good overall story. It’s just that in an effort to weave four stories together as a whole doesn’t work. The three individual stories of the three main characters read as stories meant for another purpose. So that the main underlining story also seems like a separate novel. Seems to me the Johnstone Clan could’ve just fleshed out all four stories into separate books that might not run the typical 300 pages. Maybe that was the initial idea.
The writing is OK. Though it does seem as if, at least, one of the three separate stories was written be an also separate author.
The characters are as good as always. Especially good work done for the indian characters. The bad guys were lacking in this case.
I’m going to recommend the book due almost entirely with the last fourth of the book. I do recommend reading the book as separate novels. Might be best to skip the prologue, I think it makes more sense that way.
Bottom line: I recommend this book. 5 out of 10 points.