She leaned forward and looked straight into my eyes. "Now, what can I do for you?" For a moment my mind jumped the business tracks and led me at high speed toward a contemplation of what this woman, this amazing body in front of me, could do for me, and then I more fully appreciated the power of Lim's approach. I looked briefly away, regained focus, and this time when I gazed into her eyes I made myself see only a person on the other side of a negotiation. "You're right," I said. "Your look is a powerful tool. I lost focus for a moment, and immediately I forgot about you as a person and instead thought only about your body as a sex object. I have to work to maintain my focus even now." She smiled and leaned back, waiting.It's so dorky, it's sort of charming. It also captures a lot of what's likeable about Moore as a protagonist: he's very, very earnest and straightforward, even when he's attempting to con people or pull something clever. In the first novel, we learn that in some parts of the galaxy, corporations are so powerful the government can barely touch them. They operate like quasi-governments, but also like organized crime. One Jump Ahead is a page-turner, with a plot that races forward and has enough twists to hold your interest. Mostly, though, it's a cool read because of its clever twist on the cyborg-soldier premise, and because Moore's struggle to be an honorable and human person in a brutal universe is genuinely compelling.