I am trying to find a sci-fi novel I read briefly when I was young and waiting in line at a Goodwill. The main subject was about a soldier in power armor fighting a race of lizard like aliens and in the first chapter a soldier near him died after a lizard alien got inside his power armor and ate him. I do not remember the title or author.
I remember the cover seemed to be a desert planet and the soldier in his white or grey power armor walking in a direction and looking slightly behind him. I remember the power armor gave him incredible strength. Any tips are appreciated.
I thought it was Starship Troopers, but I remember the aliens being lizard like or reptilian. The details are vague because this was around 12 years ago, but I distinctly remember that on the power armor, it wasn't a helmet with a visor, but a face mask instead on the helmet. The face mask looked almost like a low poly character design. Lots of angles.
It is not Armor by John Steakley.