Joe and Olly, along with Heath and Aiden, are looking forward to spending a few days at The Retreat, a new venture by their friend and owner of The Underground, Carey. Joe wants to take Olly's mind off his recent experiences as a hostage, which also means he has no intention of telling his sub that Olly's former tormentor has been released from prison. Once they return to The Edge, it will be a mad scramble to get everything ready for the tenth anniversary of the business.
You definitely have to have read the previous book of the series, Driven to The Edge, before this one. If you have read the seventh book, then there won't really be any surprises as to the significant dramatic events of this book. The devil, as always, is in the details, and there are still lots of little surprises in this story.
Although not the last book of the series — there's one more story left — this one is a bit of an all-star reunion. Most of the main characters from each of the stories in the series make an appearance in this installment. They don't play much of a role, so if you haven't read all of the books, you won't be missing much.
The overall arc of the plot may be predictable, as indeed has been the plots of most of the books in the series, but the crisp writing keeps things moving at a good pace that keeps you turning the page. You may know where things are going, but how they get there still manages to provide a few surprises.
“Binding the Edges” is available from Amazon.