I listened to this book as an audio book so that may be influencing my perceptions. While I liked the general plot, the gore really got to me after a while, almost to the point where I couldn't stand it. A couple times I yelled, "stop with all the blood already". Despite not liking the gore, I did like the characters and I plan to give Death Code a read. I'll definitely be reading it as opposed to listening to the audio because I think the audio may have made the goriness that much worse. So basically I recommend this one to anyone who doesn't mind lots of blood and murder in their books.