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Starfist #12: Firestormby David Sherman
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Combat vets David Sherman and Dan Cragg know firsthand the courage, sacrifice, and hell of war-and their experiences have made the popular Starfist novels thrill rides of the highest order. Now the explosive action continues on the remote planet Ravenette, where the Marines of the Confederations 34th Fleet Initial Strike Team (FIST) find themselves up against a full-fledged rebellion-and a lethally loose cannon of a commanding officer.
Desperate to thwart unrelenting aliens and their quest to obliterate humankind, The Confederation has beefed up its defenses. But to the citizens on the outer edges of Human Space around Ravenette-unaware that a deadly enemy even exists-the governments move seems oppressive, and ten planets have responded with a war of secession.
In touch-and-go battles with the seceding planets, the 34th FIST has emerged battered but unbowed, refusing to give up . . . even while under the command of a fanatical general. The enemy determined to strike, a new mission must be carried out, though the troops will likely return in body bags.
Should Ensign Charlie Bass and his Marines somehow survive the nightmarishly difficult amphibious landing, they can expect to be outmanned, outgunned, and out-armored in a fierce duel against fresh soldiers. But like any Marine worth his salt, Bass knows theres only one way to go when facing impossible odds: on the offense with all guns firing. Theres no other choice-because if life was easy, thered be no need to send in the Marines.
From the Hardcover edition.
In this 12th action-packed installment of this military SF series, the Marines of the Confederation's 34th Fleet Initial Strike Team (FIST) find themselves up against a full-fledged rebellion--and a lethally loose cannon of a commanding officer on the remote planet Ravenette.
About the Author
David Sherman is a former U.S. Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. He is also the author of the military fantasy series Demontech. Visit the authors website at www.novelier.com.
Dan Cragg enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-two years later. He is the author of Inside the VC and the NVA (with Michael Lee Lanning), Top Sergeant (with William G. Bainbridge), and a Vietnam War novel, The Soldiers Prize. He recently retired from his work as an analyst for the Department of Defense.
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