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Publisher's Summary

Colonel Alois Hammer: to the galaxy, a legendary commander of mercenaries. To his troops, a leader who can be trusted to always back them to the hilt - and meet a payroll. When the situation on a planet has gone beyond desperate, it's time to call for Hammer's Slammers.

©2002 David Drake (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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"The weaponry, the action scenes, and the depiction of the Warrior Walking Alone are as vivid and compelling as Drake's readers expect them to be, and his realization of characters and political intrigue continue to mature." ( Booklist)

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always good

David drake is a wonderful writer, his books are packed with action an details!

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Excellent sci-fi military story!

Excellent sci-fi military story with an eye for emotions and military detail. Stefan Rudnicki is an amazing narrator who brings this story to hard edged life.

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The best hard sci fi

Loved the story and the narration. A classic hard sci fi that is a must listen fire any sci fi fan

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One of the top Hammer's Slammers Sci-Fi war book.

This book of the Hammer's Slammers series stands out as one of the best in series. I really enjoyed the overall world campaign that bundled up a chronological 'mini' stories and events that one BAMF protagonist partakes. Lt. Arnie Huber gets shifted around different divisions of Hammers' Slammers and gives a general introduction of how the Regiment works, and why 'IT'S THE BEST'! Even thought the Slammers are renowned, tough times take tough decisions, and Cnl. Hammer is the man to make them.