I bought this book because of a story he collaborated on with Larry Correia in Target Rich Environment 2. That was a short, straight action story and was very nicely done. The sample I downloaded ( love the samples, really helps choose a book I'll like ) was, unfortunately, mostly action. So I bought this book. Error. This author does write nice action sequences. But that's pretty much it. The characters in this book were at best 1 dimensional. Not fleshed out at all and didn't read like real people. The plotting was weak. Actually pitiful. I got about 2/3 of the way through it on sheer momentum and grit before I admitted to myself that I really disliked this story and put it aside. I thought initially that I'd found a new author to binge on. Not.