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They must save themselves - or die trying.

John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world.

However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance dedicated to ending all human colonization.

As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below - despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.

©2008 John Scalzi (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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  • Martyn. R. Winters
  • 08-12-17

So good...

I'm a Scalzi fan, so this was bound to please. It has all the ingredients: great characters, a strong story, humour and surprise. The performance by Dufris is impeccable, as usual. So, pretty much the complete entertainment package.

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  • matt hall
  • 08-02-17

Treads water a little

This is a good continuation of the series but it felt a little pedestrian. Neither plot or characters really break a sweat. That said, if you enjoyed the preceding books you'll probably enjoy this one too.

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  • Adrian
  • 07-01-17

Young adult cheese

I'm sorry but I can't think of a positive thing to say about any of the novels in this series let alone this warm puddle of a novel.

The story was so nauseating and predictable I physically could not bring myself to finish.

Unless you're in your early teens and have read all of the twilight series, and loved them, only then might you enjoy this book.

So bad I feel robbed

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