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CHAPTER 1

I swear I thought the place was a museum when I walked in. I mean, it was huge, full of books and old paintings. And deserted, you know? That kind of dead silence that says just shut your mouth and feel the awe of history. And then Marcus's mom came through the door like she hadn’t seen us, reading some papers she had in her hand, and she says, Hi sweetheart, you brought some friends home? I'll catch up with you later. Then she was gone. I saw the look on Marcus’s face, and knew right then that the guy needed a brother a whole lot more than he needed a library.

(Carlos Santiago, describing his first visit to Marcus Fenix's family mansion at the age of ten.)

Ephyra, present day-14 A.E.

Dom Santiago decided that there was one good thing about a phantom sniper blowing a Locust's brains all over his face. It took his mind off worrying how many Locust were still around. His legs were shaking as he moved to the edge of the pit that had opened in the paving and aimed his rifle below, just in case the grubs had backup on the way. The shakes were just the aftershock of the adrenaline, but-

Liar. I nearly shit myself. The grub was choking the life out of me, a round missed my brain by inches. That's fear. Forget the adrenaline.

No, it never stopped being terrifying. The day it did, he'd really be dead. In the tangle of broken pipes and cables below, nothing stirred beyond the clicking of settling soil and stones. Dom couldn't feel anything under his boots now except the slight rocking movement of broken paving. The vibrations from deep in the planet had vanished for the time being, and the smell of chargrilled dog had been overwhelmed by shattered bowels and pulverized concrete.

Hey, smart-ass, Baird called to the empty street. “Nice shot. Now show yourself.”

Better shout louder, Cole said. “He could be a mile away.”

It was always hard to spot a sniper. But in this maze of destruction and shadows, there were a thousand places to lay up and wait for trade. Marcus squatted down and examined what was left of the Locust's skull again. Then he looked up and gestured in the general direction of the south side of the street.

No, a lot closer. The round went in near the top of the skull. High angle, and a lot of kinetic energy left.

Dom looked where Marcus was pointing, trying to work out where the sniper would have had clear line of sight. Marcus backed slowly to the nearest wall and pressed his fingers to his earpiece. Dom listened in.

Delta to Control, any sniper teams to the south of Embry? Any Gears at all?

Negative, Delta.” It was Lieutenant Stroud: Anya Stroud, still on duty after eighteen hours. The woman never seemed to sleep. If Delta Squad was awake-so was she. Need one?

“Not anymore.”

“Don't leave me in suspense, Sergeant...

We've got a joker loose with an obsolete sniper rifle. He’s helpful now, but he might not stay that way.”

Thanks for the heads- up. I'll put out an advisory.

Cole was still focused on the roofline. Baird lowered his Lancer and started walking again. Let's get out. Maybe they got a sudden dose of patriotism and realized they owe us, now the war’s nearly over.

Synopsis:

Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought together at the pivotal battle of Aspho Fields, but now as they fight to save the remnants of the human race from the menace of the Locust Horde, secrets from the past return to haunt them.

Synopsis:

CHAPTER 1

I swear I thought the place was a museum when I walked in. I mean, it was huge, full of books and old paintings. And deserted, you know? That kind of dead silence that says just shut your mouth and feel the awe of history. And then Marcus's mom came through the door like she hadn't seen us, reading some papers she had in her hand, and she says, Hi sweetheart, you brought some friends home? I'll catch up with you later. Then she was gone. I saw the look on Marcus's face, and knew right then that the guy needed a brother a whole lot more than he needed a library.

(Carlos Santiago, describing his first visit to Marcus Fenix's family mansion at the age of ten.)

Ephyra, present day-14 A.E.

Dom Santiago decided that there was one good thing about a phantom sniper blowing a Locust's brains all over his face. It took his mind off worrying how many Locust were still around. His legs were shaking

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345502490
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Author:
Traviss, Karen
Author:
Karen Traviss
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Military
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Video games
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Sale Books-Genre
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Film, Television, and Media Tie Ins
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Gaming Novels
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081028
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
385

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Product details 385 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345502490 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought together at the pivotal battle of Aspho Fields, but now as they fight to save the remnants of the human race from the menace of the Locust Horde, secrets from the past return to haunt them.
"Synopsis" by , CHAPTER 1

I swear I thought the place was a museum when I walked in. I mean, it was huge, full of books and old paintings. And deserted, you know? That kind of dead silence that says just shut your mouth and feel the awe of history. And then Marcus's mom came through the door like she hadn't seen us, reading some papers she had in her hand, and she says, Hi sweetheart, you brought some friends home? I'll catch up with you later. Then she was gone. I saw the look on Marcus's face, and knew right then that the guy needed a brother a whole lot more than he needed a library.

(Carlos Santiago, describing his first visit to Marcus Fenix's family mansion at the age of ten.)

Ephyra, present day-14 A.E.

Dom Santiago decided that there was one good thing about a phantom sniper blowing a Locust's brains all over his face. It took his mind off worrying how many Locust were still around. His legs were shaking

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