Rogue : Freehold

  • by Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by Stephen Bowlby
  • Series: Freehold
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Millions died; billions more perished in the aftermath. One doesn't send a sociopath on such a mission. A sociopath might not stop. Chinran did stop, but in the process nearly lost his sanity and his soul.
But one of Chinran's men was a sociopath going in. Now he's a trained sociopath with the knowledge and firepower to take out entire tactical teams, evaporate through security cordons and change identity at will. Who do you send after a killer like that?
There's only one answer: the man who trained him. The man who made him.


What the Critics Say

“Williamson's military expertise is impressive." (SFReviews)


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Rogue is not Roguish

A fast paced sequel. answering the question; That one persons war hero is another's war criminal; and what to do about them?
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- SharkHunterSFO

The galaxy's greatest and deadliest dad ever

Rogue picks up where Weapon left off. Ken Chinran has returned to Freehold with his daughter in incognito. He is nothing if not a hard working, keep-to-himself, quiet guy devoted to his daughter who we watch grow up. You can't help loving this guy. Soon however (with his hands full with a teenage daughter) he is discovered and suborned for a mission to hunt down and eliminate a former soldier under his command (from Weapon) who has gone rogue and is freelancing. The Freehold is anxious to stop him before he is uncovered as a former Freehold special ops guy and further annoy their local neighborhood.

Most of the story is a travelogue as Ken and his "assistant" hunt and track the rogue from planetary system to planetary system. Ken is his usual thorough and unbelievably dogged self. In addition, each system offers a glimpse of societal organizational styles as well as Ken's insightful commentary on the pros and cons of each.

This is more a detective/spy tale, rather than a military plot, but Ken still has ample opportunity to strut his Blazer training. As in Weapon, the narration is superb with a conversational, diary type rendition that is very listening, but still creates dramatic tension when necessary. one can only hope that Ken and his daughter may open their own private detective business and keep this franchise going strong.
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- Michael G Kurilla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios