"The bravado is amusing, but it becomes tiresome."
I sighed. "I'm a merc. I walk like a merc, I talk like a merc, I act like a merc."
"So you admit to being a walking stereotype?"
"It's safer that way," I said honestly.
Bingo. Kate became a full fledged character, and more than that, I was intrigued, hooked. Now, I own all Andrews' books and have pre-ordered the next Kate Daniels, "Magic Bleeds".