Noah Cage is a cybernetic supersoldier, a war hero and a man on his fifth and final life. He's a Lifer, an enhanced warrior. Repaired, rebuilt and improved after four lifetimes of soldiering. With each death comes further modification and enhancement, although at the loss of yet another piece of his dwindling humanity. Cage is thrust into the debacle of the Third Martian War. One that sees every man in his unit killed, including his best friend Rob Romero. After long years of imprisonment, he returns home to Earth, but it is not what it once was. The planet is slowly decaying after decades of mismanagement and corruption. He wants nothing more than to speak with Rose Romero, the widow of his best friend. Instead, he receives a hostile welcome and quickly falls foul of the law.
It is the beginning of a long, grueling chase that takes him and Rose Romero back to Mars. A planet filled with memories of old battles, and the graveyard of so many soldiers from Earth. Noah finds himself thrust into the middle of a conspiracy between two great powers. Hunted by soldiers from Earth, and by the Martian corporate militias, he is close to the end. Until he encounters the Mars resistance. Men and women who want nothing more than their freedom and the means to exist on the hostile and barren world. It is the beginning of the fightback. Although sometimes, even five lives is not enough.
Last Life is the first book in the brand new military science fiction series set in the warring colonies of the Solar System. The series is a collaboration between acclaimed science fiction author Michael G. Thomas and best-selling military fiction author Eric Meyer.
©2016 Michael G. Thomas & Eric Meyer (P)2017 Swordworks
The narration is terrible. When I started listening, I almost quit and thought about asking for a refund. This narrator has no clue about how to tell a story. He pauses at wrong times and speaks so slowly that I had to speed up the playback to make it bearable. Despite this terrible narration, I decided to tough it out and listen to the entire book because I had some long drives. The story could have been interesting, but was repetitive and predictable. Our hero gets in a bind, is about to be killed, then is saved by some miraculous event. This repeats over and over again. Can't recommend this one, sorry.
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