Connolly has done it again and then some. I think this is my favorite book in the Charlie Parker series that I've read. The characters are beautifully choreographed around one another with a wonderful dark hint of supernatural presence. I found it hard to stop reading of a night, it captured my imagination very well, very visually. Connolly has a great way of bringing in a character at the right time, in the right way. The emotion, the fear and pure adrenalin of every scene binds you to your seat and urges you to keeping turning the pages for more. What I really enjoy about Connolly's books is the way he introduces the dark figures. You never quite know if they are real, or imagined. The Hollow Men in this story do appear to be real as a few people experience them. I like the Collector. What a strange man, or being, he is. I also like the fact that I can't really tell how the story will end and am always surprised by sudden new twists. Connolly is by far the favorite of my authors. A great book.