I love this series. The Blake brothers are all interesting characters in their own different ways. Dan is no different. He's quite troubled, and, as a defense mechanism, acts out and can be right bastardly at times. I was rooting for him, then I was pissed at him, then I was rooting for him all over again. My only real gripe with these books is that they are not long enough. This one felt a bit rushed at times, like information was left out to keep it shorter.