This was a first time author for me. After combing through the shelf, I had a few options to pick from but decided on this one because I needed something quick and based on GR friends reviews, this fit the bill. Rikki and Misha are both paid assassins in the future where there it is a legal profession in some instances. At times this was a wonderfully witty read. There were times though, on a few occasions when the characters had to revisit their trust of each other, where it got repetitive.