I loved this book. Such a good "scarred hero" story. The hero is cool - even though he's scarred and gotten a bad rap by people he trusted, I like that he isn't cruel to the heroine as some "scarred hero" types can be. I really like the plucky heroine. She's kind, intelligent, and so unintentionally funny. She's interested in fossils more than catching smugglers - although the one thing leads to the other. Her rationale frequently amuses & baffles the hero. Great chemistry.