I just finished the Fallen Republic trilogy (Cascade, The Snarling Sea and Chasing Echoes) and I am damned glad I heard that Michael Bane podcast where he mentioned the books. It is fast paced, smartly written and way too damn close to what could happen, it will make you uncomfortable. I can promise you will get some new ideas on preparations and how to arrange your life if feces were to impact the rapidly rotating blades.
And what about Dogsoldiers? That is what happens when Murphy completely takes over.
I forgot to mention: James Tarr does not write Disney Happy Endings in case you are seeking some sort of self-deluded affirmation you can stand anything thrown at you. Think of them as harsh textbooks with an entertaining narrative.
Go spend your well-earned money in these books. You will thank me…or curse me.