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The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield (Lost Stars)by Jack Campbell
Synopses & Reviews
A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbells The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens.”* Now the New York Times bestselling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds oppression
Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies.
General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her—or lose her support.
President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanitys defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet shes determined to fight for the star systems fate even if it means joining forces with Drakon—and an officer of the hated Alliance.
Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midways freedom and their own lives.
*Night Owl Reviews
The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicates civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier
President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System—but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds wont surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the exSyndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the systems citizens punished for their defiance.
Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midways warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isnt the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire.
With Drakons ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Icenis power—leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them
Following a successful coup against the tyrannical Syndicate, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System work to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies.
President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is their only defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet sheand#8217;s determined to fight for the star systemand#8217;s fateand#133;even if it means joining forces with another former Syndicate CEOand#151;and an officer of the hated Alliance.
Despite General Artur Drakonand#8217;s misgivings, he partnered with Iceni to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust herand#151;or lose her support. But in the back of his mind, there are three words that describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead.
About the Author
"Jack Campbell" is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer (and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis). As Jack Campbell, he writes The Lost Fleet series of military science fiction novels. He lives with his family in Maryland.
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