This read like a pretty classic cyberpunk book except reframed in a Middle Eastern alien setting and with bugs instead of wetwiring. There were a lot of things about this book that I appreciated. The allegory. The fact that the protagonists were generally crappy people, but I cared about them anyway. The creativity of the world building. All good stuff. One of the best things the book had going for it was actually a huge turn-off for me, and that was the use of bugs. I challenge you to find a page in this book that doesn't mention bugs. The tech, magic, and environment are all swarming in bugs, which made this a creepy read before bed. Also, the author killed my favorite side character, which I took more personally than I should have. Still, liked the book and I'd read more by Hurley. Curious about the sequel.