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Shadow Ops #2: Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontierby Myke Cole
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The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed…but not for everyone.
Colonel Alan Bookbinder is an army bureaucrat whose worst war wound is a paper-cut. But after he develops magical powers, he is torn from everything he knows and thrown onto the front-lines.
Drafted into the Supernatural Operations Corps in a new and dangerous world, Bookbinder finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier—cut off, surrounded by monsters, and on the brink of being overrun.
Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Frontier out of hell, even if the one hope of salvation lies in teaming up with the man whose own magical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place—Oscar Britton, public enemy number one…
"In this follow-up to 2011's Shadow Ops; Control Point, which introduced an alternate Earth where magic use is permitted only under military auspices, Col. Alan Bookbinder is diagnosed with unrealized but potentially dangerous magical talents and reassigned to Forward Operating Base Frontier, America's insecure foothold in the realm from which magic originates. Matters go from bad to worse when a mutiny leaves Bookbinder unexpectedly in charge of a besieged fortress unable to communicate with humanity's home world. The one hope is an Indian base over 1,000 miles away on the far side of fiercely hostile territory. Although the book feels padded, like a pulp tale stretched out to double the length, and the world is full of clichÃ©d corruption and misery, this action-filled adventure holds the reader's attention with occasional glimmers of hope that someday the oppressed magic-users might finally force those in power to respect them. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Lieutenant Oscar Britton of the Supernatural Operations Corps has been trained to hunt down and take out people possessing magical powers. But when he starts manifesting powers of his own, the SOC revokes Oscar's government agent status to declare him public enemy number one.
About the Author
As a security contractor, government civilian, and military officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from counterterrorism to cyber warfare to federal law enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All that conflict can wear a guy out. Thank goodness for fantasy novels, comic books, late-night games of Dungeons & Dragons, and lots of angst-fueled writing.
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