Saving college kids being used as slave labor, or taking on a drug cartel, it's all in a day's work for Ash Pane. This time, she manages to have a little fun, too. Her idea of fun might be clearing out a dive bar, or beating up petty bureaucrats. This holiday season, she's in a giving mood, some she gives a new life, while some bad boys get a free trip to the nether world. Her adopted daughters, and her constant companions all have surprises in store for her. Some of them are huge. Ash at her finest, feistiest, fiercest, and friendliest, depending on what she's doing and who she's doing it to. Tons of action, and some "cry for happy" moments, with a sprinkling of humor, just the way you've come to love the previous Ash Pane books.