This was a cool story. I'm a big fan of The Blacklist and this story reminded me of an episode from that hit show. I liked the juxtaposition of a formal fancy party where everything is calm and proper on the outside but meanwhile the characters know there's a planned assassination they must stop. It was fun to see the characters keep a cool outward demeanor while struggling with intense thoughts and emotions on the inside. I could feel the tension. It was awesome.
When things finally do happen it is fast and the action is quick. All of the sudden the scene is intense and guns are drawn all around. I was really surprised to see what happened.
This is a story written as part of a saga of other short stories where an alien presence interacts with the human condition over a time period that spans from the dawn of man to the present. This story is closer to the present time than other stories I've read and it came off as slick and modern. It's been fun to read these stories from different authors but still see the same being, The Prometheus as a character in all of them. It took me until about three quarters of the way through this story to realize who The Prometheus was and then it all made sense and I could recall little hints earlier in the story that pointed to this truth. It was pulled off well.
If you're in for a smart exciting read that splashes a bit of science fiction onto a Blacklist kind of story then you're in for a treat with The Pisces Affair. I had a lot of fun reading it. You will too.