Military thrillers are not my first go to genre, but this book kept my attention the whole time and was exciting. I felt like I was reading Die Hard on a train and I loved every second of it. The characters were all their own extreme versions of their type but it was fun even if it was a little cheesy. The story was full of adventure and a lot of violence that was fairly graphic and intense. I will say the main bad guy seemed a little inconsistent....he was willing to kill children and the elderly to get to his escape but he didn’t want to kill the brave people who were actively fighting against him? I did not buy that at all although I understand the series would have been poorer without that distinction. I’m excited that this is the first book of a new series because I liked the cast of characters and the book definitely doesn’t end with everything wrapped up cleanly so I’d love to know what happens next.