I had a lot of high hopes for this book, but it was such a disappointment! I couldn't form a connection to the characters at all, and Jackie was much of the problem. However, Alex was a bit unbelievable as a hero as well. While the book seemed well researched, which saved it from a one star rating, that same research made it extremely boring, as the author elected to add too much detail into the actual plot. Don't think this author's for me, and will be abandoning the series.