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Publisher's Summary

From street criminal to war hero.

From outcast to Marine officer.

The journey has been a long one, but now it’s reaching the end.

Cam Alvarez leads his platoon of Drop-Troopers into the Tahni Imperium, into the final days of the war and the bloodiest battles yet.

The Tahni will throw everything they have into the defense of their core worlds, and when that includes using their own civilians as shields, Lt. Cam Alvarez will have to decide whether to follow orders and fire on civilians or follow his conscience and risk his career...

Rick Partlow's best-selling military sci-fi saga continues with this explosive fourth installment. Buy your copy today!

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

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Another pencil pushing Officer

This book seals it. This author has no idea about real combat. He's another pencil pushing wannabe who is glorifying weakness. I get the moral aspect he's trying to push here, but the UCMJ is a human document bound by human rules which all humans being know. IT DOESN'T APPLY TO ALIENS, who are whipping out entire planets of humans. He justifies his actions whenever he had to kill a female terrorist who blew up his point man, who could be considered a civilian but whenever someone else does it it's considered a war crime. Using this logic any soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq who took action against a VBID vehicle-borne improvised explosive device would be considered a war crime because at the time of them driving that vehicle they hadn't blown up and installation as yet. Check with any lawyer, no legal precedence support this bull. I think this is the end with me and this book, author and series.

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I laughed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat

I have listened to other stories by Rick and well entertained i needed to take a break; however, with this series i didn't feel that need. i think that is because author has taken leap forward in his story telling. i was more than entertained i was moved to tears at times and others times I was at the edge of my sit. I am a veteran and i feel that he caught the essence of what it means to serve.

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Outstanding

As usual, Rick delivers a combat story that hits with the metaphorical force of a punch to the gut. Heavy Mecha action, and all the Marine Corps inner politics you could want.
The vocal performance was as usual, bang on!

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The end of the war

I really like this series and its characters. And I'm looking forward to the next two books. Sometimes the story gets a bit to obius and its why this story only gets 4 stars.

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keep it going

i have really enjoyed the series cant wait to see what else comes in the series

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Excellent Series

Very well written and performed. Have enjoyed listening to the series so far. Looking forward to the next book!

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A To Good Book

For me a to good book is a book that you can’t put down or stop listening to and you finish it very quickly and are faced with a disappointment that you have to go find another book

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Great series

Great story wit lots non stop action and twists. While the war is over it leaves the reader wondering what is next.

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Happy, Happy. LOL

Another excellent read! An excellent series and I'm starting the next book. Looking for a new pleasure? I found one for you lol

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Great series

Really enjoyed this series and Rick Partlow’s writing. My husband and I gave the new for Lent and can hardly wait for book 5

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Very good. More than very good, loved it. Every book has been one step above the next and this one didn’t disappoint.

I was 2 hours into embers of war before this and I was so board I had to listen to something that felt like the story was moving. So I got to listening to this.

A very nice end to the story and even with the deaths it’s nice. A nice rap up.

Good job Rick.

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East listen

I like the story and settings, simpler version of Heinleins ” Starship tropers”. Enjoy🤗
I did !