I agree - Woods is expending little effort on this series. Fast read but no depth or complexity. Each woman is successful in male-occupied occupations - thanks for that - but none of them have a personality. And they all want to have a one-night stand with Stone. That's liberation for you. Every male character sounds the same within his own socio-economic class, i.e., just like Stone or a cop or a crook. I did read the whole thing however.