This next chapter in the life of Dan Shepherd is a different approach from the previous titles in the series. The story is told from a number of different voicepoints (very successfully I must add), and the conversations themselves are more political.
However, this does nothing to detract from the action-packed plot expected of a Dan Shepherd novel - False Friends is fast-paced and works well having Dan limited to a few locations. Dan's taking on board the role of handler in this book too and you can really sense his frustration at having to be behind the scenes for most of the story. I wonder if that set-up will last for the next book - to my mind, Dan's going to be like a caged tiger if Charlotte doesn't let him loose again!
Nice one Stephen - looking forward to the next book as always.