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Publisher's Summary

The war made him a hero. Now the Marines need him to be a leader. 

Cam Alvarez is a Drop-Trooper. A warrior-knight wrapped in the futuristic armor of a high-tech battlesuit, and he’s one of the best. When he’s promoted to sergeant and asked to become a leader, he faces a whole new challenge. The Marines are striking deep into enemy territory, and the casualties are mounting.  

Cam is torn, knowing his job is to follow orders and carry out the battle plan, even if he doesn’t agree with it. But his squad has become his family, and now he’s being asked to lead his family into battle, knowing it will mean their deaths. 

Can a Marine squad leader come up with a better battle plan than the high command? And will anyone listen if he does? 

Grab the explosive second installment of Rick Partlow's newest military sci-fi series and find out!

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

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Impatiently waited

And I’ve been rewarded for my wait! What a great addition to this series. Easily Partlow’s best so far. Keep going... go! go! go!

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terrific

i love this series. the narrator does a very good job as well. semper fi

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Middle of the road

I don't get how it's so hard to reward people who do good work. The author writes the MC in dangerous situations and he does heroic things to survive, but putting him in for a silver star or Navy cross is unheard of. I get it he's not looking for glory or leadership, but shit put him in for recognition.
The other part I don't get is waiting until the indig plants an IED to do something. In one breath you say you don't have the Geneva convention and the other breath you want them to wait to attack the indigs. Several of the team didn't need to die if they just went in first, but we will see the next book. I was going to stop at this one if another point was given command, but we will see in the next.

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👍👌 great listen

a good military sci-fi drama. good character is good story good action. can't wait to see what's next in the series

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Positive review -well done

The sound combat tactics make this a joy to read.
Must have 15 words, words, words.

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Partlow Did It Again

I believe I've read seven or eight of Partlow's different books of the Tahni war series, and every one of them is fantastic. Partlow is such a consistent writer and Cronin does such a fantastic job narrating these. They are a win all the way around. Check out, if you haven't, Glory Boys, the Recon series, and the Duty, Honor, Planet series also if you've gotten this far and like his writing.

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entertaining

nonstop fun and action. gets you to like certain characters but shows realisim in their loss and how it fwll for the survivors

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Great book!

I was on the edge of my seat reliving the battle sequences that were so eloquently written.

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Military scifi with big bots.

This guy can write! He has obviously been in the military and writes like it. This is good scifi and good military fiction. I liked it. I would recommend this author and narrator without hesitation.

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Par Excellence lol

Excellent story. I was caught up in this story from the 1st to the last words! Already have the next book lol😊

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  • 07-01-20

Really amazing

The first one was good but felt like it needed another hour or so to bulk out the battles and more character and world building. This one done it. I was so happy. The fighting started and I was shouting and getting engaged with it so much. Really good if you want fast pace good action and building the “universe” of the story

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  • 07-09-21

Great story continued from book one

outstanding continuation of book one, would recommend this series so far, on sale is a bargain

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  • 07-16-21

If you can’t do an Aussie accent… don’t try.

Great story. Good transition from book one. I really don’t mind that early in the book Connelly, the Aussie is not looked upon kindly BUT on behalf of myself and all other Australians, if you can’t do a decent accent… don’t try. Connelly sounds like a South African doing a poor Crocodile Dundee. Otherwise a fine read.