A serious fan of Techno-war books (Tom Clancy, Harold Coyle, Dale Brown, Larry Brown, Ian Slater, etc.), I jumped at the chance to read something in that catagory that was related to the Left-Behind series, which is a very good Christian fiction series (If you haven't heard of it by now ;p). Now that it's been a few months since I've read it (Twice), I think I should comment. First, if you consider this book as the same level of depth as a Clancy or Larry Brown, I just didn't get that feeling. However, by the end of the book you do care for the characters, but somehow for some of them you don't really care one way or another about what happens to them. Of course the main characters are fleshed out and you do wonder about them, and at times you really connect. The over-all story is pretty interesting, although some of the side stories don't really matter, unless of course they'll be used to set up further plotlines in sequels. Overall, though, it's a solid book, and able to stand on its' own. I'm glad I got it, and I think if you're a military spiel nut like me, you'll like it too.