A decent beginning to this series. There are elements that I enjoyed about the story, but aaiiy! The beginning was an awkward stumble. Lots of shallow writing. I find it difficult understanding how the protagonist, Jane Yellowrock can be such a naive waif while at the same time an expert fighting machine, the coveted hired talent. Is that just me asking too much? Skill and mind should coincide. Didn't you see Star Wars? Oh well, I will read the the next one soon; I have assigned myself the first three of these for homework.