I expected this book to be more about finding the murderer than about politics where this is supposed to be a mystery. However to my disappointment, there is more political scheming than anything about solving a murder. I had trouble keeping interest in this one. The characters lacked depth and their was a lack of emotion felt while reading. At times, the author did manage to capture my attention for a brief time. I feel that if most of the political intrigue was lost and the author focused more on the murder, this would be a great mystery.