I like the Fergie Boy books, even if Jack/Tom/Fergie is no longer writing in that style. They generally have much more character development (eg Man in the Box etc)
This one is no exception. Apart from a few errors in verb tense, it's fairly free of the typos that can pull you out of many of his stories.
If you like his books, or want one to ease your way in before the hard pounding starts, so to speak. Try this one!