DIssapointing compared to the first book. Started off with a nicely grizzly murder mystery but infused with way too much pirate lore and history rather than imagination and character focus. The romance between the two leads felt forced and they fell for each other far too quickly. Too much arguing and diff wed exes and the making up felt blah. THe end and revelation of the mystery felt like a cop out and so much more could have been done with it.