This is an excellent volume despite not featuring Michael and Abi. There is the mother of all showdowns at Newbegin which has some unexpected twists. The high page count means that you have plenty of time to build tension and sustain the drama. Rather than ending on a cliff-hanger everything is resolved and you are left stunned but sated.
The art is back to the original style and high standards of the early volumes. The action is very well depicted, as is the nudity, and plenty of full page panels bring a really epic feel. One of the best volumes yet.