Top positive review
Not great, but a still a must read for fans
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
Read it in 3 days. Hard to put it down when I had to do other things.
That being said, it probably is the weakest installment in this series. Comparatively, to the other books, little character development and slow advancement of the story line.
The style of this book seemed to be fairly different than other books that really described how Tom would create, organize, build, train and fight and Army from the ground up. This one was somewhat similar to a mystery novel. I found myself trying to guess what Carrera was planning to do to win against such seemingly insurmountable odds.
Disappointed that this book ended where it did. Felt very abrupt, right in the middle of significant events, rather than a logical ending point for most of his previous works in the series.
Still sprinkled with old soldier humor, interesting vignetttes on rarely studied war legalities, and enough of the ‘Balboan’ brand of military efficiency to held my attention and feel like it fit in with the rest of the series.
The time I dedicated to reading this was well worth it. Its just hard to be super happy hitting a double when your last six at bats have been home runs and triples.
Read his last book sitting in a cot, waiting out a 2 day monsoon in the Phillipines until we could get back to working on helo assaults. I hope we don’t have to wait that long to put a cap on one of my all time favorite series.