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War rages between the Confederation and the Union. Shattered fleets watch each other warily across a war-torn frontier. Both sides are licking their wounds, gathering strength to continue the fight.
Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless are finally enjoying the rest they've earned while their aging battleship, Dauntless, gets the repairs and refit it desperately needs. But their respite will be short-lived. In the Badlands, deep in the haunted vastness of pre-Cataclysmic space, a new discovery threatens to upset the balance of power. Orbiting a world in a distant system is an ancient battleship, vastly larger and enormously more advanced than anything possessed by the contending powers...and the Union has already sent forces to seize it. The Confederation has no ships close enough to intervene, to get there before the enemy...none save Dauntless.
Barron and his crew must race across the Badlands, find the ancient artifact, and somehow hold it, keep the Union forces from taking it, until reinforcements arrive. They will be outnumbered and outgunned, but there can be no retreat. Not this time. Nothing less than the fate of all human-inhabited space is at stake.
If the Confederation is able to rediscover the technology of the ancients, it will be safe for generations to come, its defensive forces untouchable by its enemies. But if the Union gets there first, if it can adapt the incredible power of mankind's lost technology, it will gain the power to enslave all humanity.
This fight isn't for territory. It isn't for position or tactical advantage. It is for the future.
©2017 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric on 07-18-17

Good story great series

Love Jay Allan books and Jeffrey Kafer could read the phone book and make it sound good. The first two books were better but it's still a great series and I can't wait for #4.

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5 out of 5 stars
By tekone on 07-09-17

Awesome! Some of Jay Allan's best work

I don't know if it's Mr Kafer, the writing or a combination of both but this is def one of my go to series. There are a few series that I actually pre order and this is one of them...

With that said I really want to see more exploration of ancient tech and some interactions with the Alliance!

Keep them coming...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Martin James on 10-06-17

Everything happens so fast?

I thought space was a big place? But still it’s a good yarn that I have to listen to, so onto the next book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Poppey on 07-09-17

Addictive

One of the good ones. If you like all action sci-fi, then this is the book for you as it follows on in the same vein as the previous two books. This is building to a great series that allows you to connect with the characters.

Good narration helps immensely, which adds to the success of any book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jaxxa on 07-14-17

Captivating from beginning to end!

I just love this series and the only thing I don't like having finished it is that I've now got to wait for the author to write the next exciting sequel in this utterly edge of the seat series! The characters are all very well fleshed out and clearly established, and you can't help but identify with them. This book takes you right through the full gammut of emotions, but in a logical and not overplayed way. The plot is clever and not at all predictable for the most part, which I love. If I sound enthusiastic, it is because I just finished the book and it leaves you on a great high with a feeling of satisfaction. Can't wait for the next exciting instalment. Bring it on!

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