This entry in the series is extremely funny (the motivation for overthrowing the Russians is a gem!) probably my favorite after "The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep" which started things rolling. I love how the Irish (Tanner contributes and writes articles for the Fenian Society, of course) call him 'Michael' and Eastern Europeans (who know him a Charter Member of The Society for a Free Macedonia, or some such) call him 'Evan': you can just hear the pronunciation -- 'Eh-Vahn'. In 'Tanner's Virgin', the girl in question, who Tanner could never talk into dalliance even though she lived in his apartment, is kidnapped and brought to a brothel in Afghanistan. She goes a little nuts and decides she LOVES the work, but when Tanner rescues her she comes out of her fugue (with some changes still) and can't get over how things have changed. Hearing Tanner finally tell her to shut up about it is quite funny. The ending with 'The Chief' revealing what Tanner actually accomplished in Afghanistan is also funny. All in all, a very successful book.