Good character study. Let's face it, we read novels for entertainment. A book might not be what one describes as "literature" but if a book entertains, keeps the reader involved, develops the characters and plot and resolves dilemas satisfactorily, the read was worth it. That's true with this book. I've read alot of authors and many different plot types with many different characters. In this book I would say the character development is good but the plot and the sequence are excellent (from the point of view of pure entertainment).