You meet the main character John Drake Jnr as a young man struggling to find himself. His father, a disciplined former General in the military and only seems to give John grief and abuse. There is no love lost between them.
Through tragic circumstances, John finds himself following in his father’s footsteps joining the army. And my goodness, does the story just grow exponentially from that moment on.
The pace just kept building and building as the story moved along. Dent’s knowledge of the military and weapons is evident as the amount of detail (good detail) hits the spot so well. There are so many plots and subplots to this story, all of which were chock-full of fantastic landscape descriptions which caused me to lose myself in the story. I felt I was riding shotgun with John.
I enjoyed the violence! The detail Dent used appealed to my love of blood thirsty thrillers! It wasn’t so bad that the average person couldn’t read it either. It was done in good taste and it really worked!
I can’t recommend this book enough for anyone who loves military, black ops, or just a good old fashioned story that belts along at a fair pace!
5 impressive stars for me.