An excellent League of People's book set on Earth. Our viewpoint character is as normal as you can get, surrounded by all kinds of interesting companions. Despite that, his strength of character buoys him throughout.
Characterization is strong. Page flipping is less compulsive than Expendable, but it's a very enjoyable book, with great characters. The setting (and its explanations) are very interesting... nanites are awfully cool in this execution. It's a very strong book, set off from the main line of Festina Ramos books. [She doesn't show up at all.]