TIP OF THE SPEAR
DENVER: OUTSKIRTS, 2010.
Tip of the Spear, by SD Hatfield is the story of the after effects of a CyberWar with China. The
author captures the very real threat in a succinct and clear way without overwhelming the reader with
the technical aspects that could bog it down. This makes it stand out in a very real and clever way.
The main character, Danny, is believable as the computer expert the story revolves around.
Seeing the character grow and change during the course of the novel is a pleasure. The supporting cast
is written in a realistic manner and each character is allowed to grow and change. The 282 pages flies by,
a little slow at the start, but once the ball starts rolling it rolls like a big budget Hollywood movie.
The only negative in the entire novel is a few small editorial issues that could have ruined a
weaker book. This author however was able to overcome these mistakes and keep a strong story
moving. With that said the obvious setup for a sequel feels a little forced, but still I can’t wait to read
what comes next. I give the book 4 out of 5 stars.