“the plot moves with the relentless velocity of a runaway train, plunging from one crisis to another without stopping for breath. . . .
“maintains a rocketing narrative that seamlessly integrates multiple plot lines, the latest military hardware and tactics, and a variety of characters into a frighteningly plausible scenari
“an artful mosaic that converges with breakneck speed toward the end of the book, bringing the story to a climax and conclusion that are ultimately very satisfying . . .”