This is in the vein of the Stainless Steel Rat, irreverent humor with lots of action. The Story appears to be a setup for a series. Characters are introduced an fleshed out throughout the plot. The crew of the Sixty-Nine faces off against Lucky Pierre and the French Ticklers. The Sixty-Nine being light hearted and opposed to mass murder while the other villains not so much.
Ms. Koch does a great job crafting likeable rogues. The characters are given some back story and are not facile. Some of the technology is imbued with personality and feelings with the supposition that AI will continue to evolve.
The story is good fun and a pleasant read.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.