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Exciting story - shame about the proof reading.
on 2 September 2014
The story is exciting enough, although reality has moved on in that many of the military assets featuring have been scrapped (like British Harriers, Jaguars, ships and regiments) and some of the belligerent nations fighting for the Soviets would today be on different sides. Nevertheless the structure of the book is fast-paced and carries the reader along.
Where it lets itself down is in the non-existent proof-reading before publication. There are far too many errors in spelling, grammar and duplicated or missing words. I found that very irritating because it made me wonder every time I came across a sentence in which I had to make some mental adjustment myself if the author had paused for a tea break at that point, or incompletely deleted something that he had previously written. A decent edit would be rewarding for the reader. One or two mistakes, even in professionally published books, are understandable but this series contains far too many, which is a shame. But for that I would probably have given it another star. One thing which does come through loud and clear is the author's contempt for politicians and their attitude towards the armed services and the police, both of whom they then rely on to clear up their mess. In that I have complete sympathy.
On the whole an enjoyable read if you can live with the mistakes.