Rick Partlow’s Drop Ship series is a worthy successor to Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.
Cam Alvarez is a scrappy, young tough guy trying scrape along in a sprawling mega city. When he gets into trouble with the local bad guys the cops give him a choice of going to jail or joining the military.
I’m sure you can guess his choice.
The old story about a talented, young soldier and his progression up the ranks is a time honored trope. This story pulls off a fresh look at it that will have you asking for more.
This is finely crafted military science fiction. It probably helps the Partlow was an Army Infantry officer. The tactics and tech make perfect sense and world itself is believable and immersive. He gives you just enough details to fill out the universe but doesn’t burden you with the math, like RAH did.
The cast of characters is well drawn and you’ll care about them by the end of the book. I really did care about who lived and who died in battle and I bet you will too.
I’m actually about to start the third book in this series. I’m looking forward to it! If my TBR (To Be Read) list wasn’t so long, I would’ve read this sooner! 😛
I am a fan of his work, you should check him out.