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Jhereg  - Steven Brust An assassin is offerred a job that sounds to good to refuse but soon finds himself in an impossible situation. Can Vladimir find a way out that doesn't besmirch his friend's honour or lead to an all out war between three factions of the empire? Unfortunately, he doesn't have much time, a matter of days before all hell breaks loose...

A light, easy read in an interesting world. A simple narrative structure that that sets up the framework of the impossible situation and then we see how it might be resolved. The dialogue was a bit to colloquial for my tastes really. Probably helped to engage with contemporary readers but will eventually date it unkindly. But I will probably track down another book in this series at least.