My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Overall this novel is very well written. Jack Campbell is, as his bio describes, obviously well acquainted with ship and fleet movement tactics. It would be interesting to see the MO boards he used for planning these massive battles in space. (MO boards are what we use in the Navy to track and plan maneuvering operations at sea) The author's use of professionalism amongst his characters, many of whom are officers in this spacefaring Navy, is a reflection of the professionalism and dedication of sailors serving in today's Navy. There is an obvious distrust of political figures and government within the novel that many military members share, both active duty and veterans alike. This is an enjoyable read and I highly recommend it, especially for those who enjoy military science fiction.
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