All in all, great fun, some nice twists and turns, and I'm already impatient for the next volume (#14!). Which should appear around the end of 2012, based on the time gaps between the last two books. ***grumbles, torn between an appreciation of writers who take the time to turn out decent stuff and wanting it now!***
For those who haven't read the Garrett books, they're well worth seeking out; great fun and very different from any other detective/fantasy combo I've come acrossthing else I've ever come across. (well, to be honest, the only combo of this type I'm familiar with with is Mike Resnick's "Stalking the ..." series, which are also good). I strongly advise starting at the beginning with Sweet Silver Blues (which is back in print!) rather than picking up any old volume at random ... this is one of those series where awareness of the growth (and entanglements) of the characters and the political/social changes going on in the background are an important part of the individual stories.