It creeps me out that I still feel echoes of working at the bank in Market Forces. That said, Morgan’s first novel not featuring Takeshi Kovacs is … the same as a Takeshi Kovacs novel, just with a different plot and different names. The writing style is quite similar, and the protagonist suffers similar flaws and strengths. It feels a bit too contrived at times (which is impressive, compared to a series where re-sleeving is the norm), but is a quick read when one needs an intellectual break and wants more Morgan. 5/10.