Another good, short read, Griffin novel. It has his usual collection of assorted characters doing something exciting in a strange place.
I have several problems with Mr. Griffins books. He writes stories that are interchangable; the plot and characters would work just as well in Boston for the Revolution, or on Mars for the overthrow. Even the cop stories, although everyone knows that Carlucci's real name is Rizzo.
The next several problems (complaints) I think speak more to the author's reasons for writing as a career choice. Mr Griffin pads his stories. If you stripped away all of the repetitive flashbacks and visual copies of outside forms he has produced at best a novella. In his more recent books, he reminds the reader of occurances from the beginning of the book, as well as several pages each on every pertinent detail from previous stories. And that leads to my final objection to the authors works; he frequently makes mistakes. People in book 1 of the Corps series who do not speak Japanese are fluent by book 3; Ernie Zimmerman can hardly get the .45 out of it's holster in book 1 and in book four, he was using it quite well. Well, in book one Lt Sessions took it from him to use. I now re-read his earlier books, to find new and better mistakes. The books are entertaining to read. If they were just a small bit less so, I'd drop this author from my must read list in a New York minute.