This was a decent prequel, not great but not bad. I liked the overall story, it had a quick little case that he solved not unlike the other titles in the Leonid Mcgill series. What it was missing for me is a detailed origin story of how he became a P.I. I think that would have made it a better prequel showing some of his seedier side of doing business. Oh well, guess I'll wait until the next Mcgill story drops.