Spoiler - free!This is one of those books that holds you in its tight grip and doesn't let you function properly in your everyday life. I neglected my family, friends, and pets for a little over 24hrs. Totally worth it. I like gritty books that don't hold punches and Kane is a maverick at taking you on an emotional ride that leaves you breathless. It was so easy to step into Chess' place & feel every triumph, every heartache, & every snub like they were my own. I laughed, I sobbed, & I smiled like a lovestruck schoolgirl. I ran the gamut of emotions. There's not much I'll say as to the plot, but read this series and if you were lukewarm about the 1st book, dive into the 2nd. You won't be disappointed.3/30/12 - re-readKane is amazing.