I expected to enjoy this in that "this is an indie friend-of-a-friend that I'm sure is competent but still rough on the edges" sorta way. And for that expectation, Tad, I owe you an apology. You've done very well here! It's the characters are living and engaging, the story is more believable than anything similar I may have read before. In short, I enjoyed it, and I'll grab whatever else you put out in the future. I wish you continued success!