I particularly liked the FBI agent, Evelyn, as she doggedly follows "Shake" with the intent of convincing, or manipulating, him to testify against the Armenian mob that he worked for in the prior book. I would love to see a series based on Evelyn's character because she is such a well developed, complex, and driven character. The ex-girlfriend Gina is a character you don't trust from the moment she is introduced. She lies like it is second nature, and goes on the Egypt job mainly to torture Shake for dumping her. Then there is Quinn, man of mystery, maybe prior CIA - but shady and despite being in his seventies, he is no good through and through. The hired assassin, Meg, is one of those screwed up people whose life is crime and violence and she doesn't like, nor want, a different life. She is very effectively portrayed as one scary gal.