Wow, this one is an even BETTER cover. I am fainting with happiness.
Not nearly as good as the first one, and that one got pretty ridiculous. Now the politics are even more insane. There's no single character and so it lacks a narrative. Oddly not much time spent on the actual story, or in the households of the Lines - it was more like a series of vignettes based around characters that would come on stage to demonstrate something and then fade back into the darkness.
Also a distinct lack of aliens tickling babies under their chin. WTH!