I disliked _Nightwatch_... why? Because it was pretty obvious where everything was going, and the ending felt like a cop-out. I kept hoping that there would be some final plot twist that would save the entire book. There wasn't. This book seemed to be aimed at teenage boys and young women at the same time - the detailed action/violence for him, and the cheesy romanticism for her.
If this is an example of the best in general modern fiction, I'm glad I stick to Cyberpunk and SciFi.