About 8,500 words of this is a complete short story. The main character is a tough ex-British serviceman in 1931 France. Writing is very good, as is editing with only very minor issues. I only have one issue with continuity; a man is tied to a chair and then jumps up and runs. Author's oversight but a fairly serious one that needs to be fixed. The remaining 5,000 or so words is an exert for another book the author is selling. But since the short story is a complete story I won't ding the author for including the exert, which I didn't bother to read. I recommend work in this series by this author and give the short story a 4.5 to 5.0 even with the single flaw.
(review of free book)