This is the 5th book in a very good series; the author Jason Cheek has created an incredibly detailed world, and has the unique capacity to combine FPS, MMORPG and RTS strategies within the story line. The characters invite investment, and there isn’t any kind of cookie cutter plot arrangement, so it’s very easy to get lost in the novels. I finished this in less than a day, and the books are good enough that I had to go and re-read the 4th book first because I had originally read it about 6 months ago, so I wanted to catch up on the plot first, but it was as good (if not better) the second time around. Bottom line up front - read this book, and read the rest of the series! Great books, and highly recommended!!