I have the pre-Baen version (which is now a collectable). It’s an outstanding debut genre-stretching novel. One could classify it as military urban fantasy, or near-future science fiction. I loved it thoroughly. Loved loved loved.
The novel has a great voice and the characters are wonderfully developed and three-dimensional. I could go on, but just buy the thing.
Give the gift this year in books. Anyone who likes the great contemporary monster story, this is the cat’s meow.
Buy it. Now. And then wait, knowing that a lucky few got a POD version before Baen found this gem.