I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
I absolutly loved this author's Mage of Mars series.
This one - not so much.
It felt quite unoriginal and I skimmed a lot.
It never really got me pulled into the story.
PS: Another little niggle is the way the (unnecessary) emphasize is on US, explained with how many personnel the Agency has worldwide. If Canada is to bow down before US because they have a tenth of the US population, fine. But mentioning that Europe doesn't have much troops either is simply ludicrous.
A quick comparison in population, while also keeping in mind that there are 25+ languages spoken in Europe which adds complexity:
US: 320+ Million people
EU: 510+ Million people
Yeah, me too.