Jack the Rogue is at it again. Storyline revolves around the movement of Union troops through Baltimore (where there really was a riot) and on to the fields of The First Battle of Bull Run, a Union disaster. Jack is more than his usual at talk back, but the regiment he is in seems used to it from even rank and file soldiers.
Collard has a nice start for a couple of follow up novels. His dialogue between characters is a strength in his characters, while developing growth in minor characters remains a bit of a stretch (does Robert grow into more of an officer now that he has seen the elephant?).
I've enjoyed all Collard's novels and short stories about Jack. Jack is not a guy you'd want marrying your daughter, but you'd love to have him protecting her.