Picked up this book at a science fiction convention. I have a soft spot for hardcore military science fiction, and this book did not disappoint. The first chapter was a wee bit choppy getting into the protagonist's head, but then it worked and what a ride! The characters felt real, and its depiction of survival on a harsh, enemy-infested alien world worked, and the big coup d'etat at the end was also gritty and realistic like a good military scifi novel should be. There is a surprise twist at the end which I will not spoil, but it was a great twist. I had my suspicions early on, but the peppering of hints was subtle so I was not certain until the very end.
Great book! 5 Starry Spaceships