The female main character in this is about as kick-ass as you can get. She's tougher and meaner than most of the men. It makes her a little hard to like or identify with at times, but she's certainly a welcome change. I enjoyed it, although some parts of the story didn't gel with me. I also didn't think this was 'erotica' as it's been labelled. There isn't enough sex, and most sex scenes are too brief for it to be called that.