The hard-hitting sequel to groundbreaking military adventure Dead Six.
On the far side of the world, deep in former Soviet Central Asia, lies a stronghold called the Crossroads. It is run with an iron fist by a brutal warlord calling himself Sala Jihan. He is far more than a petty dictator, for Jihan holds the fate of nations in his grasp. To save a world slipping into chaos, Jihan must either fall or be controlled.
One secret military organization called Exodus plans to see that this happens. For this mission, they need the best of the best. Unfortunately the man they need is rotting in an almost unassailable foreign prison.
Enter Lorenzo, thief extraordinaire. Lorenzo is now retired, happily married, and living in paradise. His Achilles heel: an FBI-agent brother who has gone missing - disappeared into the stronghold of warlord Jihan. Exodus promises to give Lorenzo his chance to rescue his brother if and only if Lorenzo will perform one service for them: break Michael Valentine out of a captivity from which no one has ever emerged alive.
And if Lorenzo can accomplish that - well then, the Crossroads awaits the sword of Exodus.
©2013 Larry Correia, Mike Kupari (P)2014 Audible Inc.
This is the continuation of Dead Six. For a while it's OK, there are holes, parts of the story that make no sense. But it's Ok for a while. Take the Expendables movies, same kind of high action, heros escaping through a barrage of gunfire. For a couple of hours I'm all in. The challenge with Larry's books is sometimes the story goes on and on to the point where I start skipping chapters because I already know whats going to happen.
Pinochet is the master here in this story as it's teller. However, here I find a little too much win by the bad guys and not nearly enough to balance by the good guys. Might this be the 'Two Towers' of the series?
First of all I believe what truly makes this series so good, besides a great author, is the narrator Bronson Pinchot!! He is AWESOME with making the book flow & no doubt which character is speaking. He gives each character life! I wish he did some books that I love the author & series but struggle with getting through the book because I keep having to repeat parts losing the feel of the story.
This series also shows so many sides to a story just as in life when we wonder which way is the "right" way. There is no black & white in life all the time. It's the grey areas that make us human & Larry Correia brings that truth out in his characters.
I also love that he does show that as humans the characters feel love & I'm one who hates romance but Larry Correia shows that love & does it very tastefully- thank you for that!!!
So would I recommend this book? Yes I would! I can't imagine anybody not enjoying this series.
The story is continued a few months after the end of the first book. This book matches up well with the first, although there are a lot more hints at there being a tie in with the MHI universe. Enjoy!
I got the first book on a whim, in the middle of the night I thought it sounded like it would be a fun, relaxing read and I was far from disappointed. Immediately Upon finishing the first in the series, I purchased this one and it kept me on edge every moment.
In sales and on the road a lot. Love SciFi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Funny. Opinionated.
I'm a big Larry Correia fan and have read MHI and Grimnoir series as well as the previous novel in this series. There was a noticeable difference here, and I believe it was a lack of story depth. I'll still read the next one but this seems like a rare swing and a miss for one of my favorite authors.
I almost returned this book to get my credit back. Now I'm waiting for the next in the series. It was nice to see that a main character was killed, as well as see character development in the characters. The people in this story feel like real people.
The first book was better I think. The character development wasn't as good as it could have been, but still a good book. I would recommend to add to your library.
Maybe kinda close... but not as sci-fi as the Joe Ledger series.
Wow Pinchot rocks!! One of my top 5 favorite narrators. I bough other books to try just because Pinchot was narrating....
Narrator was difficult to understand when doing foreign voices. Also had annoying habit of making Lorenzo sound like Reaper. Reaper performance was just totally annoying.
Good story that kept you in suspense.
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