Just finished this! I've read R. A. Heinlein since I was a boy in the fifties and I continue to re-read all his works. This book is almost, almost, Heinlein at his best - and that in my view is as high a complement as I can give. It was appropriate, I thought, that my copy of Path of Fury had a flyer for Robert A Heinlein's works as an end paper because this book has it's roots fairly and squarely in two of Heinlein's greatest works.
It's clear that David Weber is also a Heinlein fan. The Cadre are clearly trooper derivatives from `Starship Troopers' (the book not the dismal film version) and that Megarea is a combination of Mike from `The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' and the lightship AI from the later stories.
The author has taken these concepts and thrown in an element of Greek Mythology, the Fury Tisiphone, and come up with a fantastically exciting, interesting, and moving story. And a terrific heroine.
I know the this story has been republished with some expansion of aspects of the heroine but, like other reviewers, I do hope that David Weber can see fit to `re-activate' Alicia Devries for future commissions for she is a powerful, enticing, and electric heroine - as are Tisiphone and Megarea!