My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is essentially Starship Troopers with a female protagonist. It’s my first exposure to Dietz; I will now be looking up his previous works. The heroine is kick-ass and seeing the futuristic French Foreign Legion as a new recruit is visionary sci-fi writing at its best.
I started the book at midnight thinking, “I’ll just read the first sentence…paragraph…page…chapter…” and finished the book at 4:38am.
Others complained that the female protagonist’s switch from society girl to hardened soldier happened a little too fast. I thought that was perfect – she was always a soldier at heart, she just needed to find her way to the recruiting office.
Five thumbs up.