“The Crisis”

David Poyer

Poyer shows his versatility in this book of the Dan Lenson series. Its predecessor was a solid techno-thriller but this is more of a geo-political novel about a fictional African nation (think Yemen) on the verge of becoming a failed state. Lenson takes back seat to several other characters’ – both American and African – stories. The variety of characters and complexity of the plot makes it stand out from other novels in the modern military fiction genre.