The characterizations are good. You like Jim and his Leroy Jethro Gibbs type of rules. He struggles to be a hard nosed, no nonsense tough guy but can't hide his innate goodness.
Emeline was a bit of a contradiction. She was introduced as a major butt kicker but the author seems conflicted with that role. Several times in the book, she squeals or cowers when her character seems more likely to knee someone in the groin.
The concept and ensuing rendition were well done. The plot moved quickly and there was plenty of action. I am fond of this style and look forward to reading more by Johanson.
I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.