This book has quite a few different plots going on, and they are all interconnected - sort of. The plot described on the jacket cover doesn't start until about 2/3rd of the way in - and honestly, if the book had ended right before this particular plot started (i.e. saving the authors etc.), then I would have rated it higher. But the author went on and although still a good read, it was just got a little too convoluted for me. Still, I enjoyed all the twists & turns.