Was in a rush to download an audiobook to listen to and basically chose this one at random. I haven’t reached the end yet, but I can already give it a Murdoc recommendation. It’s not really “heavy” or “deep” or “hard” SF, but it’s got a lot of good stuff and most of the military/gun stuff seems right on the money.
Baen now launches an exciting new science fiction adventure series by the New York Times best-selling author: When a 60-kiloton explosion destroyed the University of Central Florida, and much of the surrounding countryside, the authorities first thought that terrorists had somehow obtained a nuclear weapon. But there was no radiation detected, and, when physicist Dr. William Weaver and Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller were sent to investigate, they found that in the center of the destruction, where the University’s physics department used to be, was an interdimensional gateway to . . . somewhere. An experiment in subatomic physics had produced a very unexpected effect. Furthermore, other gateways were appearing all over the world–and one of them immediately began disgorging demonic visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth and replacing it with their own. Other, apparently less hostile, aliens emerged from other gateways, and informed Weaver and Miller that the demonic invaders–the name for them that humans could most easily pronounce was the Dreen–were a deadly blight across the galaxy, occupying planet after planet after wiping out all native life; and now it would be Earth’s turn, unless Weaver and Miller could find a way to close the gateways…
I went in expecting a light ride through man-vs-alien warfare fantasyland and have been thoroughly enjoying it. It’s apparently part of a series though I didn’t know that until looking at the Amazon page.
I don’t read much military SF, so I can’t say how it compares to other stuff out there. But Murdoc is really digging this so far. Definitely a good summer read for the beach or a trip.