Hey, it’s fun and dames with Darby. Well, not so much fun or many games, but Darby likes to keep the tone light and breezy even when he’s dealing with the Russian mob, whether in San Francisco or Ukraine. He sells telecommunications equipment and is doing quite well, mostly because the local (SF) Russians have made him the sole provider for their account. Morality, shmorality. He’s got a product. They’ve got a need. Just business, right? Not like he’s selling AK-47’s.
Hutchison Has the irritating habit of giving even minor characters their own chapters, so we know what everyone is thinking and doing all the time. Where’s the mystery in that? I’d like a bit more tease with my strip, personally.
Anyhow, Stroganov is an entertaining piece of literary candy. You can finish it in a short plane flight and be somewhat happy with both events.