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Publisher's Summary

At the close of the 24th century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them.

Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R. A. "Rags" Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. A specialized team consisting of both aliens and humans, the Cutters offer services ranging from combat training and protection to extraction and assassination - as long as the target deserves it and their employer makes good on payday.

When they're hired to find and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of Rajah Ramal of New Mumbai, the team's first task is to identify the kidnapper. The obvious suspects are insurgents who want to overthrow the rajahnate, but as other forces enter the game and an assassination attempt is made on Ramal, the Cutters realize that their in-and-out extraction job is about to get a lot more interesting - and a lot more lethal.

Steve Perry is a New York Times best-selling author who has collaborated on novels in Tom Clancy’s Net Force series. A recipient of the Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award, he also won an Emmy for his work on Batman: The Animated Series.

©2012 Steve Perry (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A razor-sharp novel by a master of military science fiction." (William C. Deitz, New York Times best-selling author)
"Perry excels at hard-boiled writing, flashing dialog, and stripped-down action." (Oregonian)

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HOSTAGE RECOVERY-ACTION DETECTIVE

Easy going action detective story with great narration.

If you want something simple without lots of baggage and mind wobbling details, this is definitely for you.
And despite it's simplicity the story is very good.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Random. Random. Random????

What disappointed you about The Ramal Extraction?

The folks in this book just do a bunch of random shit. Apparently, they are all badasses, but I feel bad for the guy whose daughter has been kidnapped because this team just does a lot of aimless activities that don’t seem to get them any closer to the goal. Sherlock, they are not.

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R. C. Bray, he does an excellent job as a narrator. He has developed a unique voice for each person in the story.

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An excellent performance of an excellent story

This already amazing story is made better by the excellent performance if the reader. Highly recommended.