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The fourth book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence
Humanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity.
But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins.
After 20 years of peace, not one but two fragile truces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition due to events taking place on the other side of the galaxy. A Confederation research vessel has been ambushed. Destroyers are descending on a human colony. It seems the Sh'daar have betrayed their treaty, and all nations must stand united - or face certain death.
©2013 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Kindle Customer on 10-24-13

Excellent series and book

Excellent story, good narration.
Not unbelievable.
Story is linear and tight. But not rushed. Especially the infighting between countries over an AI,

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By John on 05-13-13

Lots of ?????'s

I love this series and I am looking forward to more of it. However this book seems to get lost in itself and in the end nothing great has been accomplished. It basically ends at the same point it begins with no real new information given about the situation.

Also there are several "Sub plots" like Grey's girlfriend that are annoying.

Really you could swap out Gregory for Grey and you would have the last book all over again.

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