I actually read this a long time ago, before it was even published. I'd published some of Winter's early stories on PLOTS WITH GUNS ezine, and so I got a early peek. It's a story that really *fits* the author, and it has a whole lot of the local touches (Cleveland here) that help a P.I.'s world become so singular in our minds. Kepler is, lets say, "picky"--he knows what he likes and he likes it hard, and dislikes stuff just as hard, so that's the real attraction here. Cleveland as seen by Kepler. I think it's worth your time. A little funny, a little world-weary, a little anal retentive--that's Kepler, and that's cool in a world of P.I.s who can start to feel a bit of the same after a while. That's not a problem with Kepler.