Never mind the fact that, based upon my experience as a Bradley platoon leader from 1993-4, I find it impossible to imagine a woman becoming an infantry officer with as few problems and confrontations as Lt. Kozak seems to encounter in this book. Never mind the fact that a platoon leader has 30 or so soldiers, yet there were maybe 4 or 5 at all mentioned, let alone developed, as characters in this novel. And never mind the fact that a reader gets zero sense of what it is actually like to be inside a Bradley in training or in combat (I have not experienced the latter, and can't picture it after this novel). The real problem is, Coyle can't write. This example sentence will make my point better than any conclusion I could pen myself: 'With the grace and determination of a wire-guided antitank guided missile, Dixon moved towards the refrigerator.' I don't know about you, but I could probably figure out that a wire-guided missile was, indeed, guided. 'Nuff said.