Robert is Percy's grandson and he is closest to Percy as they spend a lot of time together. Robert seems like a fairly straight up kid, but he unknowingly gets mixed up with some local eco-terrorists. Percy and family stand by Robert through the whole mess and Robert learns from his mistakes.
Then there is Clover. She is Robert's aunt and Percy's daughter. She is an absolute mess from the get-go. She is going through a very acrimonious divorce and it looks like her husband will get the kids, even though she wants them. Clover is the daughter that Percy has the hardest time with. He wants to tell her what she should be doing, but knows Clover won't listen.
Percy's other daughter Trudy, is an oncologist and is Robert's mother. True to most doctor's lives, she is very busy with her practice. Finally, there is Sarah. She is Percy's love interest. She is much younger than Percy - but really likes him.
There it is - a normal family for the most part. And that is what you get from this book - peaceful normalcy in the characters. Frankly, It was quite refreshing to read and as I read the book, I really cheered those characters on. I think that is what I liked the most about the book - how I got behind the characters. You should read it too, and let me know what you think!
Rating: 8 / 10
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Edition: 1st Edition