This short story is a welcome addition to the adventures (or misadventures) of Adam, an approximately 60,000 year old immortal man. If you HAVEN'T read the novels about Adam, Immortal and Hellenic Immortal, you can start with reading this short story without being lost. And it will likely make you want to read those longer works. If you HAVE read the two novels, this stand-alone story won't disappoint.
One of the things I like best about Adam is how he always seems to pull a narrow victory out of the jaws of certain defeat. He does that quite literally and quite well in this short story, getting himself out of a nearly impossible situation through his characteristic quick thinking, and a lot of "blind" luck. Very entertaining.
I recommend this short story, and look forward to the other upcoming stories in the "Chronicles".