Altercation - Tamara Hart Heiner Altercation....where do I begin? Altercation was just as much of a wild ride as Perilous was. I don't want to give anything away, so this is going to be short. But really if you read Perilous, it's almost necessary to read Altercation to finish the story. Afterall, Perilous never really does explain the mystery behind Jaci's father. This really is a good mystery for the YA genre. That being said, it's not something that I'd feel worthy of spending money on. It's a solid mystery with everything wrapped up nicely in the end, well as nicely as is possible.