I picked this book up on the strength of the review by somebody whose tastes I trust and I was still surprised by it in a good way. Mystery and romance are well balanced IMO and while story is not short, it is not too long either IMO and it takes skill IMO to make the mystery sound believable. I really really loved Jack and Rory and will definitely buy a short story to find out how they became lovers. I never served in the military, but to me they sounded and acted believably, more importantly they felt believable not just as soldiers but as military investigators. I was really happy that the writer showed them doing their job and doing their job well. I liked their romance and how them being forced to keep their relationship hidden was done matter of factly. Here is hoping for more adventures.