Like Umberto Ecos’ Baudolino, Parker’s unnamed narrator is an unique character who’s both the hero and the villain of this novella. When he says, “I have an idea you aren’t going to like me very much.”, it is absolutely correct. But he turns out to be a lovable rogue like so many of Parker’s other characters in other works.

I absolutely loved the ending which was completely out of the blue but a typical KJ Parker ending.