Summary: The reason SAS Captain Arthur Pendragon can’t keep a communications specialist in Team Excalibur because none of them are good enough. And then Lieutenant Merlin Emrys gets assigned to his squad, and Arthur does everything he can to prove that Merlin isn’t good enough, either. Except he is.
Footloose is a really good writer - their most popular work We are all Diamonds may be familiar to you. The descriptions in Radioman were funny and original, but at the same time perfectly fitting to the situation - a feat that few people manage to achieve. Unfortunately, I find that their sentences can be too long. This forces you to read more carefully instead of rushing on like I usually do. Which, I guess, might not necessarily be a bad thing. There are also a few typos and mistakes that may further hinder comprehension, but these are very minor things.
On the whole, I loved this work. Just a heads-up though: you won’t get a nice satisfying ending, because it is part of a series. A 1.2 million word series. Which is admittedly rather daunting. HOWEVER. Even if you don’t manage to finish, I still think it’s worthwhile reading. It’s really that good. At least, for me, the euphoric rush of reading something really good that just sucks you in is worth a potentially unresolved plot.
The first time I read it, I gave up around the fifth installment. This time around, I’m on the ninth one and still going strong :D. All the secret agent stuff is doing my head in, but it is still just as good and I have come to love it even more.
I highly recommend this fanfic (this series), but you have been warned.