I didn’t remember this one at all. I had a rough outline of the first couple of Vlad Taltos books in my head — not every beat, but a good idea of what was going on. This one read as if it was completely new to me, and when I think about it, the only real thing I can remember from any of the later books is a framing device and not the actual story of the novel at all. (Also, since I can’t seem to Google an answer without getting into major spoiler territory for the four or five novels I haven’t ever read in the series I can’t even say which book it is.)
Vlad makes several moves that will radically change his life in this one. I’m looking forward to rediscovering how that works out.