So Skelly at Arbitrary and Capricious has read the book and described it as Indefensible: a love story.
Skelly's blog photo...
Now I have to admit: this is not how I'd ever imagined the book, but I must also say that this is what good criticism/interesting reaction is all about. I think he's right in a sense. Though I never set out to do it, and am a bit mortified by it, Indefensible really is, in some way a romance--my romance--with the entire endeavor of being a PD.
So thanks Skelly--for the wonderful blog and the interesting insight.
(Just PLEASE never post that horrible picture again...)