You get the gist of this story within the first hour, and then get beaten over the head with it over and over and over for the remainder.
Cor..Show More »porate entities have co-opted government, armies have been privatized, and the soldier on the ground is endangered more by bureaucracy than by the enemy. It's a good premise, and not horribly executed, but...it lacks subtlety. It's pretty preachy at times.
The sci-fi stuff -- the military parts -- are good, though not up to the standards of Campbell's Lost Fleet books, and they play out like interludes between the preaching about how the officers don't know anything and the non-coms should be able to run the army without oversight.
If you've read the previous 2 books then this is a must-read. It has good periods of military action balanced by periods of strategic planning, and e..Show More »nough action to keep things interesting throughout. With the last half of the book working to the inevitable climax, the book ends with a very satisfying conclusion.