Allow me to begin by saying I had a slight disadvantage while reading this book because it's a part of a trilogy and I have not read any of the other books. This made me unaware of various character relatiobships discussed in prior books. This did not stop me from thoroughly enjoying the book.
I love reading books with a variety of plot lines and this one had many. There's everything from reincarnation (my favorite) to art to terrorism and the list goes on.
I had never read any of this author's books before but I certainly will be searching out the rest of this trilogy.