Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tom Kratman
This is not to say that Col. Kratman has lost his touch- not in the least. There is a tremendously exciting naval battle sequence in the middle of the book concerning two stealth submarines which shows that Col. Kratman, despite his background as a mud-foot, has really done his homework on naval tactics and submarine warfare. That said, the fact that the book takes place when there isn't really a war on, makes it a little less fast-paced and exciting than the previous book. Not by much, but enough to make a difference in terms of the quality of the final product.