I very much enjoyed the Alien (as in the Ridley Scott film) vibe of the story, but did feel a bit lost at times. Not having read Greater Than the Sum
yet, I figured some of the details I was a bit hazy on were probably touched on in that novel. It seems that's not so much the case? I did enjoy it overall, though, and felt it was successful at creating a really creepy feel throughout. I also liked that Marc D. Giller used Locarno, although I sort of was hoping he wouldn't even have mention the events of "First Duty" directly, just to be even more subtle with his inclusion.