Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet's best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers - and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.
Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can't see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory - prompting a mutiny that divides them and leaves Geary with higher odds against him than ever before.
BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell describes how he brought real-world physics to the Lost Fleet series.
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"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz)
"Military science fiction at its best." (Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award-winning author of Alpha)
I would have given 4 stars but the author could have combined all these books into 2. He must have split them up to make more money. Way too short to be worth a credit.
This second book was effectively ruined for me by the author's obsession with ponderously and repetitively going into Geary's and the Co-President's fears that power might go to his head. The only, ONLY part of that that was effective was when he was tempted to have the leader of the mutineers shot. That one scene revealed the danger but all the other instances of his self-doubt and the Co-Presidents accusations were way, way too much. I'm afraid the next book is going to continue with this and I may regret buying it.
It was still good but I hope hoping that, since Geary was restoring not only tactics but faith to the Alliance fleet, that he would have higher moral standards when it comes to his personal life.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
but it just didn't do it for me.
Too short for a credit and way too predictable.
unmemorable and tough to enjoy the action when there was any.
can't recommend this to anyone
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