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Captain Vince Lombard, G-Marine company commander, is tasked with tracking down a stray ship. The Alliance Military Ship StarFire has gone silent, and previous attempts to locate her have resulted in the loss of more ships. After two previous wars with xenospecies humanity bumped into while expanding into space, no one knows what might be the cause of StarFire's missing in action status. And internal politics between Fleet command and the Galactic Marine Corps might mean that, unless something is done, humanity may get the news it's at war with yet another new race about the time they show up to attack one of the human systems in the sector.
A prequel to the book Fey, this story is a novelization of the story Vince related to Blondie in the previous book, which many readers requested. I'm happy to accomodate my readers by providing this novel-length version of that story.
©2012 Mike Lee (P)2014 Mike Lee
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By David on 09-01-14

One of the Best Books I've Listened to on Audible

This was a great listen and I would highly recommend to anyone that likes military scifi, JAG or general scifi/mystery type books. It is probably in my top 5 of books from Audible (out of about 75 listened to so far). I liked the way the author approached the topics and kept it VERY interesting from the very beginning. Some of his thoughts and strategies on military action in space were also quite novel, not to mention thought provoking. Only disappointment is that the 2nd book in the series is not available at the time of this review.

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By Bob H. on 10-25-14

Good solid Sci-Fi

The story moves along at a good pace. There's some action. There's some scheming. And some mystery with a little humor mixed in. It kept you trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I don't want to give away the story, so let's just say "If you play chess and like your action stories, you'll like this book." Also, there's no profanity in this story. It usually never adds anything to the story and I liked the fact I didn't have to wade through it in this book.

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By S Hadaway on 12-01-14

Very good book

I brought this book on a whim, not knowing the book or author, but am very glad that I did!

It is a very interesting premise and the structure works well, and you really get into the characters and events - I got quite emotional at the end! The structure of moving between the present (court of inquiry) and the events in flashback is often a recipe for disaster, but it is very deftly handled by Mr. Lee.

I usually like Jack Campbell and David Weber for my 'space opera', and this was similar but different enough to make it interesting. It does leave some big questions unanswered, but that's just making me look forward to the next installment.


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By Richard Miles on 01-10-15

A very good story and well told.

A well written story with characters that you become involved with and narration that did it all justice.

Its been a while since a book made the hairs on my arms stand up. That possibly says it all.

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