Given the task to infiltrate the enemy city and make sure they are not able to attack without warning he lives a complete life in his cover. He has a wife, child, and is sponsored to a job of relative importance. The story then takes off with him having to warn his Empress of the plans to attack her city and destroy all that live there.
This story has a lot of great action sequences from small scale duels to large scale battles between armies. The biggest issue I found was that Pah'Min is a berserker and when he enters that state he is totally unstoppable. He also has almost no control over when he goes berserk so pretty much every fight with him goes that way, but there is still enough emotional turmoil to add some reality to the character.