Earth has made first contact with an alien race. At the historic first meeting, an ambush put peace for humanity out of reach. Colonel Kyle Martin was there that day. It was his leadership and the bravery of his marines that saved what little hope mankind had. When Earth was threatened with invasion, Martin again felt the weight of war pressing down on him.
Known as the Butcher of Hyderabad for his decisions in the Indian War, Martin seemed a poor choice to guard the peace but the perfect man to organize the forces of Earth to defend itself from the coming alien scourge.
With a select team of humans and a few allies among the alien races, Martin is tasked with not only defeating the invading armada, but with making sure that Earth is kept free from any alien domination.
Faced with impossible odds against an overwhelming foe with advanced technology, it is only a secret about Earth itself that gives Martin the glimmer of hope to succeed.
With his "lucky charm" Ramirez, his go-to girl Kitch, and an unshakable Sergeant Major, Martin rolls the die time after time in audacious gambles with the stakes being nothing less than the survival of the human race. Face-paced action awaits in this military sci-fi adventure.
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- John Tomer
Bright Horizons is a bright beginning!
I'm a fan of science fiction with a military background. Bright Horizons brings both to the table. The characters feel real and Jim McCabe does a great job with his voice characterizations!
The other thing that makes Bright Horizons a little more interesting than other books about First Contacts that I've read, is there are a lot of prequel stories that I'd like to see fleshed out either in the continuing books or may off shoot stories like I've seen in the Joe Ledger series. Bright Horizons does have enough background that continues to tie it all together, but I know there are more stories to the India War as one example.
There is an interesting twist to the first contact and I do not want to give that away, but how it plays out and changes Earth's future course makes Bright Horizons an intriguing story that keeps you paying attention to the details.
I have not, but I'd like to hear him narrate the rest of the series by Wilson Harp!
Bright Horizons - Marines First to Diplomacy in the Last Frontier
Bright Horizons is the first in a series and I hope the other two will be narrated. But, I have a feeling that I'll be buying the series as kindle books in anticipation.