Surprisingly, and in a good way, there were less than 50 pages of sex. In fact, I was 300 pages into the 560+ book before the first sex scene showed up, and it was only two pages. Woohoo! This is the first book since Incubus Dreams that focuses more on plot and less on sex and Anita's ardour, so I'm ecstatic for that small favour. Seriously. It's great to see the characters focused back on the action and the problem-solving, rather than the copious sex.
Now, my major gripe with the book, however, is the fact that the new editors missed an alarming amount of errors. I counted at least six major errors that leapt off the page and smacked me in the face.
I can forgive that lack of attentiveness for an indie-publisher, and sometimes even for a self-published author, but for a major publishing company, that's rather unforgivable. The first few of these errors were so close together that I had to put the book down and walk away from it for a week. Those errors had set the tone, and I was afraid I had wasted money on a book I couldn't enjoy.
In retrospect, five or six errors don't sound that bad for a 560+ page book, but at the time they were jerking me out of my reading mindset and throwing me into critic mode. The only other book that did that to me? -- Twilight. LKH's work is twenty--thirty--forty times that of Meyer's, so Affliction was still the greater book in the long-term because of its quality characters. I guess, even with the mistakes I saw, I would still rate this book with four and a half stars out of five, because it achieved the Big Three for me: good plot, good characterization, and enjoyment.
Comparatively, it still doesn't come close to the first six or seven books of LKH's Anita Blake series in terms of plot, but it definitely trumps the last 13 books.