Angels' Pawn (Guild Hunter, #0.5) - Nalini Singh
Short and sweet, this was a mini introduction to Singh's Guild Hunter world as we rode along on a case with Hunter Ashwini and her sometimes friend (who wants to be more and the feelings are so mutual!), sometimes prey, Janvier. It's hard to hook a reader with a novella but Nalini has done it and I look forward to delving right into the Guild Hunter library!