This one is better. More like the older Alex Delaware novels. Still not the same as the old. The main focus of this novel was transgender. I do have to say that I like the novels where Alex is threatened better, maybe in upcoming novels. His personal life is not in the shambles which really does not allow for any personal growth. We need more detectives like this that never sleep or maybe we have them. Sure does not make you want to live that life. Regardless the novel is good if not perfect and moves along nicely. There were a few places that felt threadbare, but aside from that, if you have read this far – then you know what you will get.