Been there, done that...
Victor Milan's 3rd book in a row in this series is the weakest, I'm afraid.
Now, this is coming from a fan who has followed his work since the 80's. With all due respect, Mr. Milan, I could not get into this one. After just a few chapter, I just felt that this type of storyline has been done to death. The land Baron vs Baron has been done ad naseum, I personally think.
However, I do applaud Mr. Milan for trying to pen a character-driven DL book, but the numerous characters on both sides were too many and just not interesting enough for me personally.
The parts with the gunslinger, Snake Eye, was pretty good. I liked his colorful character, and that he had a lot of knowledge of Ryan and his companions. I wished we read much more of this type of story. With all the years Ry and and J.B. rode with the infamous Trader, there would be a lot more people who have either heard of them or have run across them.
Now we have another Milan book coming in two months: Nemesis, which sounds a lot like Hell Road Warriors, as well as another storyline that has been done numerous times already.
But Mr. Rogers has proven that even tried and done storylines can still be fresh and totally exciting if written well. Plus, Rogers took us to a new place that the DL books have never taken us. More of that please!