The suspense does not last beyond the first episode, as it becomes very conventional after that.
The most prominent reason this proves to be only slightly better than a television show is the introduction and interaction of its characters. One person becomes a character simply because he happened to be in the same bar at the same time as the main protagonist, and is overheard by the latter. Often, side characters interact in meaningless ways or in ways where only their personal lives are impacted. Screen time is given to them even when they have no place in the basis of the show as presented... read the rest.