This short story is the prequel to the Fox and O'Hare Novels. New FBI agent Kate O'Hare spends her working hours in a cubicle on the 15th floor of a federal building doing background checks for security clearances. She is bored and hoping for an opportunity to prove herself. An opportunity comes, but she fears that it could end her career rather than further it.
We get a glimpse of what is to come in the Fox and O'Hare novels as we meet Kate O'Hare, who is described as a mixture of the girl next door and a junk yard dog, and the urbane Nicolas Fox, an international con man. Kate differs from the main character of many of the Evanovich novels, Stephanie Plum, because she kicks ass. Her first instinct is to punch you in the nose rather than rely on reinforcements like Stephanie Plum would.