A good read and well-written. It really captures the feel of modern Shadowrun. Oldies will like the links to Jackpoint members and Shadowrun’s past – this is done with subtlety and taste. Newbies and players will like experiencing the flavour and rich background of the Sixth World (ahead of the end of the year), and also the way the novel bridges the gap between Shadowrun titans and the man on the street.
For your average cyberpunk-fan, when you get over the moral-horror of realising “somebody read Neuromancer and decided I want elves and magic with that”, it’s a decent cyberpunk story with a good novella-length plot. I picked it up and didn’t put it down until I finished. If Kincaid has another interesting case he wants to share, of a similar length and for a similar price, I’d read it.