I studied and work in Newark and found Parks' descriptions of the city so accurate I thought I was reading non-fiction! I plot kept my interest, although it only gets 3.5 stars because there were a couple of times I thought the MC did really stupid things...too stupid. He's not a super hero, just an investigative reporter, but still, some decisions he made were so naive it was almost unbelievable. But overall, I thought the plot was engrossing and the MC likeable. I would read more from this "series".