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Really enjoyable 'old-school' mil scifi
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2022
Disclaimer: I know Jim, but trust me, I don't cut him any slack! :-)
Jim typically writes westerns and I'm not a huge fan of those, but when he started writing scifi, I really had to check it out and I -really- enjoyed this book a lot. Good world building, good military story telling, and just good story telling all around.
A lot of folks just don't get how the military works, but Jim does and conveys it really well. Plus I like the basic premise of the whole book - we have 'frontier' people settling into a new area, and we have an enemy / alien race that is looking to kill them and take their stuff. A race there's been wars with but they're powerful enough to have ended in a standoff.
And so now the stage is set and we have a heavily PTSD veteran who has been medically retired into the middle of this.
Yeah, it really held my attention.