"We require a different battlefield."
Nobody expected the war to last three hours, let alone three years. The star system of Archangel holds the line against invading corporate fleets, but a quarter of its territory is already lost. The navy can't hang on much longer. Faced with this grim truth, Archangel's leaders shift their strategy to diplomacy and espionage. For both arenas, they call upon a reluctant weapon: a frontline grunt named Tanner Malone.
These days Tanner doesn't aspire to win the war. He merely wants to survive it. Now he'll be thrust into the center of events once again, pulled back and forth from covert missions to the media spotlight. Yet with every battle, he gets closer to the old enemy hidden in the shadows and the ugly truth about the war that could unravel everything Archangel might hope to win.
©2016 Elliott Kay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Each novel in this series is better than the last. The hidden depth to the plotting comes full circle here. The bad guys aren't purely bad and the good guys aren't purely good. In fact, the author could have ended series in triumph without touching any further on the criminality that may have been necessary to ensure such a victory. He doesn't. Nobody gets off the easy way. As has been the case all along in the series, the characters are well developed and not static, the politics are more mature and the description of corporate intrigue are given more thought than the generic corporate bad guy in an SF novel. Oh, and the battles continue to be fast paced and brutal.
I had been waiting for this, it was absolutely amazing, while at the same time it made you think about what had been lost in the course of the story. Never just a war novel, Tanner brings the fight home with his personality and his refusal, regardless of the circumstance, to be ok with everything he must do.
Mr. Pabon narrated excellently, his characters are varied and well voiced. I couldn't have listened to it with another narrator, great job!
Well it's the third and final book of this series (or at least the arc) so if you've read (listened) to the first two you might as well finish it.
Elliott Kay takes all the loose ends and dirt that you think people got away with and nicely ties them all up.
Probably the scene where Tanner is trying to get his discharge approved. It was a great scene and really showed the Archangel Military's attempt at retention and Tanner's complete disregard for their efforts.
This is the third book in a series. I wasn't going to listen to the whole series, but I couldn't get enough of Tim Pabon's narration. Not just a master of accents, but pacing, tempo, and attitude of the characters. I don't know why the typical smokey deep voiced narrators are still winning awards over someone as talented as Tim Pabon.
I truly hope there is more to this story. while I feel it is certainly a fitting end to one chapter of Tanner Malone's life, there feels like there is so much more to uncover.
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