relief, in waves. yes, there'll be no avoiding the other books in this series, because this one is turning out to be almost as good as A Study in Murder. and so different!--but of course this one doesn't take place in a POW camp, so I've got Watson free to move about London. anyway, great villains, a fun cameo by Sherlock, Mycroft is in and out of things as well, 1917 London under air bombardment seems very well-researched, so I don't know what else to say. Doctor Watson--Major Watson, at this point--is carrying himself well as the star of the show, but the author is gifting him with terrific Mystery plots; I'm radiating Pleased, when I read these books.