Once again a very solid mystery from C.S. Harris with odds and ends serving as compelling red herrings for our intrepid hero and -- most pleasingly -- his sleuthing friend Hero Jarvis. I have to say, formidable really is the best adjective for her. She manages to get through the layers of lies and societal conventions without destroying a single item of clothing, which is something Sebastian has an awful lot of trouble with.
I hate to wave shipping banners, but I really do hope that something closer to romance blossoms between the two of them. I feel that Kat's function as a character is over, and whenever she appears I groan inwardly. She turns Sebastian into an idiot which, I suppose, is what love does.