Like the previous book: good characters, good story, but with a plot epic enough to warrant a more in-depth storytelling. (again previous part is copy pasted from a previous review)
I think it was fairly predictable. I wish there was a bit more variation in the pattern. I don't really like the way he kills people off. It makes sense than someone would die in such a dangerous conflict, but it does not seem to really serve a purpose.
He was born Nicholas Valentin Yermakov, but began writing as Simon Hawke in 1984 and later changed his legal name to Hawke. He has also written near future adventure novels under the penname "J. D. Masters" and a series of humorous mystery novels.