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War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted. They have broken through the forward defenses, sent the Confederation's proud fleets into an ignominious retreat.
Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of the battleship Dauntless are light-years from the front lines, at Archellia, waiting for their damaged battleship to be repaired. Their ship is only just operational, but there is no time. The Confederation forces need every reinforcement they can get, and Barron and his survivors board their vessel...and rush to the battle lines.
When they get there, they encounter nothing but fleeing ships and shattered fleets. The Confederation is losing the war, falling back steadily, yielding system after system to the invaders. The Union fleets continue inexorably forward, seemingly immune to the supply constraints that have bogged down past invasions. Dauntless finds herself trapped, cut off from the rest of the fleet along with another Confed battleship and a trio of small escort vessels...deep behind the rapidly moving front lines.
Barron must make a choice. Pull back, try to find a way to get around the enemy, and rejoin the fleet. Or press on, strike deep behind the enemy advance, an almost suicidal thrust toward the Union's main logistical supply base...and the one way Tyler Barron can think of to buy the fleet the time it needs to regroup. To survive.
©2016 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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By David on 06-15-17

Great book!

Enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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By Brenton on 05-29-17

A very fun ride

The story was an excellent ride from start to finish. The commander lacks a bit of common sense in some sections of the story, sections obviously meant to let his subordinates shine, but only one such section is blaringly obvious. Performance of the narrator was very good. Can't wait for the next book

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By Robbie92 on 12-04-17

Excellent 2nd book.

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An excellent continuation of the story. <br/>I was a little nervous to see how the change in narrator would affect the story but in this case I prefer Kafer to Daniels for these books. However, neither really manage a French accent.<br/>Going forward I would like a little less of how Stockton is an ace pilot etc, we get it. Don't mind reminding us once at the start, especially if you haven't read the first book but to have it repeated throughout gets a little wearing.<br/>All in though a good book.

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By Smudger444 on 11-23-17

Continuing traditional waring SiFi.

Continuing in the tradition of great warlike SiFi this series remains true to form. i would love a little more tech definitions but this could be me. This story liking to others relies upon special efforts from particularly good Staff. and not so much different weaponry from different races of Aliens. Well narrated and cant wait for the next book. well done thank you.

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By Jaxxa on 06-10-17

Captivating, from beginning to end!

Just like the first book in the series, this is a sequel that smashes it out of the park! You can't help but be pulled into the story by your proverbial boot straps! If it were the physical book I was reading instead of the much more convenient Audible version I had the distinct pleasure of listening to, I'd say you couldn't put the book down, which makes this a perfect Audible book because you can allegedly do other things while listening. I say allegedly because you can't do them very well, not with such a captivating story that demands your attention playing away!

Jay Alan's style of writing forces you to concentrate and pay attention so you don't miss any vital parts of the story. While it's not complicated, it's not something you can just drift along in either. Nor is it entirely predictable - which is another thing I love about his style of writing. Now... On to book 3. :-)

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