This is the second book in Seth Harwood's "Jack Palms" crime series. The first book was "Jack Wakes Up", which introduced us to the central character around which the stories revolve. It was a trilling crime noir story set in contemporary San Francisco. It was fresh and exciting, and this second installment in the series, "Jack Palms II: This Is Life", keeps the pressure on and the story coming. As with the first book, the characters are strong and likeable (well, where they're meant to be likeable :) and the story is new, different, filled again with San Francisco charm, albeit mostly from the more seedy underbelly of the beast. This audio book is a fantastic listen, and you won't regret picking it up -- well, downloading it! You really can't beat free either.