I am almost finished with Hammered by Bear. I love how the characters and the story develops yet much of the story takes place in Canada with random comments in French that are not always translated for you. As a person who barely speaks English with some Spanish thrown in, I am out of my league, and stopping reading a great book to look up French is not a way to read.The story of government corruption and the usage of people is a common one but the twists and family dimensions layer the outcomes on to so many levels. It is a very absorbing read but the constant techno-jargon and French weigh it down. Not for the person looking for a light fluffy read.