New recruit, Taki, is sent out to help capture a deserter from his unit. After successfully retrieving the man, the entire unit is put on potato peeling duty as punishment. This is the opening salvo in Guns of the Temple by Bryan Choi and Erica Carson.
The story follows the adventures of Taki and his comrades as they fight a determined, vicious, and capable enemy, while at the same time having to fight their own chain of command. The authors combine barracks humor, historical parody, and paranormal adventure in a tale that is fun to read, even if it is a bit confusing at times with the switches in point of view and the epic cast of characters.
I received an advance reader copy of this book. I give it three stars.