I probably need the context from Book #2 to understand all the nuances here, but this was good, very good. Nice tug o' war with Randy in the middle, or is it? I don't envy Ethan's position here, and as much as we might hate it jealousy isn't something we can control--in fact, it's the exact opposite and why it's such a pisser. Crabtree has smacked down a challenge that Ethan can't ignore and Randy is the tasty bone they're fighting over. Trouble is everyone knows the outcome before it starts even if they can't acknowledge it.Interesting perspective on Christmas especially in one of the least traditional places in existence--Las Vegas.