I would call this a longish short story. It was also a little frantic and frenetic, I thought. Written in the first person, I honestly never got a feel for Pete, the main character. And consequently I never got a feel for his partner, Carver. Pete is a Treasury department agent and Carver is an artist.
There was a lot of banter between the two, but I wasn't overly fond of it. Some of it sounded a little mean-spirited and too snarky. And I wasn't sure exactly why Pete had fallen for Carver and vice versa, aside from the physical attraction - which was mightily indulged in throughout the story.
So I was disappointed, because I like Mary Calmes' work. And it illustrates why I tend to shy away from works of this length.