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A fight to the end...

The Confederation and the Union have fought each other to a standstill. Battered, exhausted fleets eye each other warily across a border that has been a battlefield for three bloody years. Neither side has the strength to attack, and both wait for reinforcements that will allow them to resume the fight.

On the worlds of the Iron Belt, the heavily industrialized sector near the Confederation's Core, massive shipyards operate around the clock, producing the great vessels that can end the war. The Union knows it cannot win the economic struggle with its wealthier, more productive enemy, and Sector Nine, its feared spy agency, is not idle. Their focus is not on the front lines, the ravaged border between the two nations, but far off, beyond the Rim, in the strange, militaristic realm known as the Alliance.

Sector Nine's intrigues are targeted at nothing less than instigating a coup and bringing to power a regime that favors war against the Confederation, a change in government that will bring the fresh fleets of the Alliance into the war, striking at the Confederation's unguarded flank.

Once again Captain Tyler Barron and his battleship Dauntless must go back to the Rim and on to the Alliance itself to somehow thwart the Union's plan...and prevent a two-front war the Confederation cannot win.

©2017 Jay Allan Books (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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another zinger!

love the series and this book is another example of why I do.great characters, good story line, great narrator.

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Great series.

Duel in the dark was the best book 4 wasn't as good in terms of the story, however the narrator could read the phone book and make it interesting.

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  • tekone
  • New York, NY USA
  • 09-03-17

A fantastic series!

This is quickly becoming one my favorites and I cannot wait for the next in the series!

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Thank God a slight twist to the story

Well, sort of. They are battling the Alliance this time as in book one. I like these books and the narration is very good but its the same story sort of with just enough changes that I will buy the next one. But..........outnumbered, against all odds, with no way out, they survive and win......again. I like the Alliance plot line better than the whole Union plot line and he finally gets promoted and his girlfriend shows up to save the day again while many of his crew die....again. All in all, it is still an enjoyable listen, just getting stale.

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Good story BUT

Good story line but way too much
Repatriation. It’s at the level that you loose interest and only half listen and wait for the story to continue. I almost stopped and thought of going to another book.

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Best book of the series

This is definitely the best book of the series so far in my opinion. I I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Enjoyable but a bit WORDY

I like this series!
But I find that the author like using to many word to describe something ,
Like describing Zane Grey to Louis l'Amour, Louis l'Amour uses one paragraph to describe a valley and how beautiful it is,Zane Grey uses two pages .

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Another Hit!

Jay Allen does it again. Absolutely one of the best authors out there. Series continues as the union infiltrates the alliance to promote and fund a coup. Tyler Barron and are

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  • Martin James
  • 10-11-17

Again all happens far to quickly

Thank goodness for Fritz she is the real hero. Why does the enemy use the bombers so effectively but Baron doesn’t?

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  • Stephen
  • 09-08-17

brilliant

brilliant story and series can't wait for the next in series, narrated very well .

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  • Poppey
  • 08-31-17

Intense

I have become addicted to this excellent series which does not seem to stop for breath. The different facets of the storylines come together like a well woven tapestry. I do like Jay Allen books, despite some of the repetition and they are well worth the credit.