Nice strong likable heroine, definitely more kick-ass than Sookie Stackhouse, and a good introduction to the world of Gunnie Rose. The alternate history world is interesting, with the US broken up after Franklin Roosevelt is assassinated plus a couple of devastating flu epidemics. It's a good fast-paced story too but rather repetitive...Gunnie shepherding her clients to a town, fighting some bad guys, getting a bath, then on to the next. It seemed to wrap up a bit too neatly at the end considering this looks like the beginning of a series, but no matter, now Harris can extend some of this plot line or not as she chooses. I liked it a lot, I hope we'll see more of Gunnie Rose and hoping she also expands her potential.