This book is very Tom Clancyish. It's packed with an over abundance of acronyms that, unless you were in the military, you'll have a hard time remembering. There's also a ton of characters, many who are quickly forgotten. The author did include a page or two with the characters and their roles at the start to help you keep them straight.
It did seem a little slow in the beginning but captured and held my attention at about a third of the way through the book. You'll just have to give it time to get rolling but it's worth it. Very interesting read with all the makings of an event that could happen today.