This is the first Ray Banks novella that I've read - there are short stories across the web, but it's only now I've taken a look at something more substantial. And what a great read - this story of one man's attempts to get his gun back is a real knock-out. It moves along effortlessly, each action naturally leading onto the next. And yet despite this, Banks doesn't sacrifice character - everyone featured here is fully three dimensional, and they talk and act in a believable way. And, perhaps most hearteningly, Banks doesn't cop out with the ending, which is both satisfying and open-ended. Not an easy trick to pull off.
I'm now looking forward to reading a lot more of his work. If you too are a Ray Banks virgin, this is a great way to pop your cherry.