I have been reading a lot of this author's stories lately. There are similarities. Howard tells you how to do things and his hero does them. This one is the best I have read, so far. I have also been reading Celeste reviews and am convinced by her example sometimes short reviews are best. Imagine that.
Read this story. If you don't like it, I strongly suspect you won't like anything I review favorably. Its a 9 for Reviewer appeal because I already used my ten this month. There were no technical issues. Well, using Vladimir Putin as a character might be. He comes across here a lot more pleasant than reality. Call it a 9. The plot is disclosed mostly in the story description. Lets give it an 8, which is an A.