I recently finished one of Chris Nuttall’s books, First Strike, which was decently done. Chris does a great job of doing classic space opera. At the end was a selection from Leo Champion’s book, Legion, which was a combat scene. I read through it and bought the book on the spot. It’s well done!
I’m about a quarter way through. The book is about a successful copywriter who, while drinking to celebrate his promotion at works, is wooed into joining the US Foreign Legion, and how he must now do everything he can to survive his enlistment.
I like Champion’s writing – there’s nothing that screams Indy about this book (and it is published in softcover).