This was my very first Gina Ranalli I ever read and I enjoyed it.
This novella takes place in a world that is over-populated and to discourage people from breeding the government sends in Mother Puncher's like Ed Means, to punch the mothers and sometimes the fathers, once the baby has been born. It is also regulated by the government that the Mother Puncher has to wait around until the bruises show and then take their very first family picture for the "breeding files." Kind of like the X-Files only scarier.
Of course like any government regulation, there is staunch opposition and Ed finds himself caught in the middle of a riot. That's all I'm giving away, so, if you want to find out more then you need to buy the book and read it.
However let me just say, I can't wait to read more of Gina's books.