Engaging story of a young gay man who had been on the streets and whose rescue and rehabilitation is a testimony to his own inner strengths and many very good and caring people. There is a fair amount of pathos and a well described, sometimes rocky, path to recovery. The story is not simply a spin-off of the earlier Spencer Cohen books ( all of which I have enjoyed, mostly through Audio books--more on that below. It can be greatly enjoyed on its own. And to those who have already read the others in the series, the intersections are seamless and fun to recognize. The characters are well developed and the author has a real knack in bringing out the characters in dialogue. The more titillating parts are both "more" and "titillating" and, for me, beautifully rendered.
As to the narrator, I don't have adequate words to praise Joel Leslie's work. He has brought this excellent author's people to life in such a vivid way. I feel I truly know them--and like them! It is amazing how he is able to keep so many characters' voices in his head (given the large number throughout the series).
I can see myself reading/listening to any and all works of N.R.Walker and Joel Leslie.