This was the first book in this series that I read and I went into it not knowing anything about it. I really like the main character, he is such a smart ass, but he is usually one step ahead of everyone else. He's not a big, tough, macho military guy and that's another thing I like about him. Also enjoyed how this book leaves his past somewhat obfuscated so you focus on the story at hand and not the backstory of the main character. Good military judicial book, not stuffed full of courtroom antics. Well researched, and easily pulled from the headlines of today. Very plausible.