I've enjoyed all of Carrie Rubin's novels - my favourite was Eating Bull - and I enjoyed this one too. The hero was believable - he sleeps around, he can be grumpy and obtuse - and I liked that. The writing was fast paced and I stayed up late to see what happened. I was interested by the idea that someone rational and logical would be challenged by evidence of a vodou curse - as you would. It takes Benjamin a long time to accept that vodou has anything to do with his situation - but paradoxically, if he'd accepted this earlier, things would have worked out worse, not better, in the end. The novel is quite grim, in parts. All in all, a well researched and believable thriller!