This book is better than the Stainless Steel Rat books which insist on things like time or dimensional travel — this one sticks to the more traditional crime plot, which I think are generally better. Then again, its nowhere near the best Stainless Steel Rat book I have read.
It feels a little like the editor was lazy for this book though — there are typographical errors which make it hard to read. There have been several times when I have had to reread a sentence to work out what was meant. One example is when a character declares himself to be a “Galactic Inspector of Texas”. That should have read “Galactic Inspector of Taxes”.