This one tries too hard. I truly enjoy the McKay-Taggart books, but this one is over-the-top silly in places. In places the dialogue is dorky and contrived. The action is forced and juvenile at times. The lead characters are less than developed. Yes, it’s a novella with less writing real estate, but that means it needs to be top notch. And this one misses the mark. That said, it’s still entertaining in a Masters and Mercenaries way.