I picked up this book primarily because I like Black Widow. Hopefully someone will follow my brilliant idea and cast Anna Chapman in the Avengers movie instead Scarlet Johanssen. Anyway, it was a difficult book to get into since I haven't been reading Avengers books. Lots of ref's to what I assume are the past few years of Avengers. If you've been reading all that, you might find this book enjoyable. Though I will warn you that the Soviet Super Soldiers or whatever they're called now show up towards the end. I always thought they were really lame.