I loved his relationship with Alison. If you do 'put it out there,' usually the outcomes are more wonderful than you can ever expect. She is attractive and intelligent and knows she needs to be tough to win a place in a city room where the men in power believe that a woman’s place on a newspaper should be confined to writing about such things as social gossip or fashions. Although I had previously noted this it hit harder with Sam and Angel’s story which lacked the stronger passion and intensity of previous couples. Cavemen characters started showing up in science fiction.