I really enjoyed this one! The characters were well-rooted in their historical setting (which was clearly well-researched) and it never came across as dull or as a summary of events. The characters were true to their roles, but in a way that fit their own histories rather than being pawns on a chess board. I always appreciate the balance between character and plot and don't really like when one dominates the other. I found myself rooting for Forrest and his friends, and the villains were appropriately creepy when the occasion called for it.I will definitely look out for more titles by this author.