I'd started watching Doctor Who so I guess my alien-visualization powers have increased. Either way, the beginning really reminded of Doctor Who and I could actually get a more-than-not-solid impression of the aliens, so it was cool.
The rest of it...I liked it. It was alien-y and thriller-y and also sexy. I found it reminiscent of [b:Area 51|360929|Area 51 (Area 51, #1)|Bob Mayer|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320454281s/360929.jpg|351040], which is a sci-fi alien thriller (kind of), so that was cool.
Yeah, the military and shit were bumbling idiots, but that's fairly common for not-military-as-MC (renegades don't count) thrillers.