This book reminded me of the serials I watched at the movie theaters when I was a kid. Yes I am that old. Much like the movie serials, the story is a bit light. The problem with short stories, there is not enough time to really develop characters. That is the case with this book which is really three or four installments. That being said, this is a story about a mission that really could have happened. It is worth your time to read it and you will not feel left down. My rating is really 3.5 stars.