The author builds a good story (albeit with allot of unnecessary chatter about meaningless details). I would really enjoy his writing if his ignorance about the military and guns wasn’t so obvious. No, every Army post doesn’t have an identical HQ and the post commander doesn’t have an MP sergeant as a secretary, nor are you likely to find an MP in the HQ guarding the General with a polished M16. The most egregious errors could have been caught by a competent editor or avoided altogether with a few minutes research on the internet or a 10 minute discussion with someone who actually spent time at more than one post as a soldier. Everyone makes mistakes but established authors shouldn’t be blowing details over and over and over again-it distracts from the story.