Oftentimes I find that a sequel can't quite live up to the first book, but that was not the case with Countdown City. I love Hank. There were a few surprises in this. As we get closer to the end, things have taken quite the turn for the worse--just as one would suspect, but Hank maintains his police-type missions. I really appreciate the subtle humor and vivid characters in this series. I could see the whole thing, I felt the panic when the water ran out, my heart pounded when Hank and Martha were in that elevator
. The story is so well written. Can't wait for the next one--I consider this series a must read.