Loved the book, didn't think much of the protagonist, though. I enjoyed the read, but probably won't read it again.
Stuff I liked: the shadowy government manipulations were great - so accurate and so depressing. There was this picture of Obama when he walked out of the FBI building, after he was elected and before he became President, and in the caption it said that he'd been briefed on Presidential-legal confidential information. His facial expression in that photo was amazing - he looked like he'd aged 10 years in the one day he spent in that building. Just shell-shocked. My mind kept going back to that photograph as I read this book.
I loved the love interest. I loved that she was black, first of all (considering that 12% of the US population is black, it seems like black women are horribly under-represented as romantic interests in genre fiction), but mostly I loved that she managed to turn every misconception about her to her own advantage. I hope we see more of her as this series progresses.
Overall, I don't think these books are as good as the John Rain books, mostly because I don't think the main character is as thoughtful or relatable. But he seemed to evolve a lot over the course of this book, and I've got high hopes for future installments.