This book is a modern retelling of the Merchant of Venice. I made sure to reread the play immediately before I started this book. I found the book a bit difficult to get into at first. It is written very much in the tone of someone much smarter than I am. once I got used to the author's tone, it was interesting to see his take on the story. This is a great book for a lover of Shakespeare's works.
If you aren't, you may want to try something else.