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A winner in the SF Thriller Romance category
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2021
I'm a sucker for the (competent) non-military girl gets military boyfriend and things happen (usually with explosions) kind of story. This book is a well written entry in the category. It's also clearly Science Fiction in that there's a certain amount of technology not available here and now but it the new tech doesn't overwhelm the rest of the story. In other words, it's a tale with interesting new technology not one about interesting new technology. Geeks who want to read all about how implanted communicators might work will need a different book, in this one they are just tools to get the job done and tools that come, as do all tools, with tradeoffs.
It is in the same world as its prequel Going Ballistic but has a mostly new cast and specifically an all new heroine, who is thrust into a coldish war between superpowers and their terrorist catspaws. Although you can (and should) read it just for the thrills, spills and romance, there's some deeper parts too. The question of how you handle relationships when you're a special forces kind of soldier, the interesting question of who finances terrorists and how they recruit true believers to their cause and so on.
The only weakness is in the satellite coverage, which is important for various plot related reasons, but which I found to be slightly implausible.