Stephen Leeds is different. He has over 40 different “aspects” of himself, like multiple personalities except they exist outside him, rather than manifesting within him. He calls it some form of schizophrenia, and people pay a lot of money to have him – and his aspects – solve problems for them. Currently, he is in pursuit of a stolen camera that supposedly takes pictures of the past.
I am so glad that April from Books and Wine told me that this book was a free audio download at Audible! I love Brandon Sanderson and would probably read anything he published. This was very different from his other books in that it took place in our world in contemporary times. I liked seeing him write in a different genre, all adventure-thriller. I will admit, there were definitely some less-polished things. Sanderson is really great at world-building, but I found some of the research from our own world to be flawed (like saying, for instance, that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is on the West Bank. I’ve been there, and it’s not). There were a couple little research-related things like that, but for the most part, I was able to just giggle a little at them and keep on reading, because the story was so much fun, and because I already love Sanderson’s writing so much. I wouldn’t recommend this as a first-time read from him, but I think it’s something other fans will like. I would certainly read more of Stephen’s story if more became available!