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Having successfully repelled the Resistance incursion into the Sol system, Terran Fleet Command must now deal with the far-flung worlds of the Sajeth Collective, which sponsored the attack. Task forces are dispatched to Damara and Lesheera to begin the first human blockades of entire planets. With the only ships fast enough to quickly bring the fight to the enemy's doorstep, TFC must do so alone, leaving only minimal forces behind to safeguard the Earth.

At home, humanity finally makes its decision regarding membership in the Pelaran Alliance. At the same time, the Guardian makes a decision of its own, calling the entire purpose behind its 500-year mission into question.

On the far side of Sajeth Collective space, the newly formed Crowned Republic of Graca experiments with technology so revolutionary that it attracts the attention of a powerful new enemy. Responding to a call for help from Prince Rugali Naftur himself, the Leadership Council must decide if rescuing a few Wek scientists is worth the risk of yet another war, this time involving direct conflict with the Pelaran Alliance itself.

Piloting a single, largely untested ship, Captain Tom Prescott and crew are once again called upon for a special mission - a trip into the heart of an empire to complete an assignment that only the Guardian itself could have envisioned.

©2017 Tori L. Harris (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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The saga continues!

The story line continues to move at a great pace. Loved the ending...can't wait for book 5!

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  • Far
  • USA
  • 02-14-18

Another enjoyable sequel to the TFCS series

This book of the TFCS series has all th he e seriousness of the previous ones, but I found myself laughing several times at the irony the author put into it. so I think this is the most enjoyable book of the series because of that. Don't misunderstand me; it still has its hard scence fiction and military SciFi elements. The humor just bring in another flavor to enjoy in this wonderful mixture.

If you enjoy Star Trek, The Expanse, Honor Harrington or "Trading in Danger" series, I am sure you will enjoy this book.

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Amazing book

Wonderful space war novel. Great characters. Lots of excitement.
It keeps you yearning for more.

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This is a WOW.

This author Tori L. Harris is something else and is every space sci-fi junkie's dream. The books in this series just leave you guessing and thinking they will be predictable moments and yet go to a direction you want but not on the path you would assume which is wonderful.

Jeffrey Kafer's performance is damn near perfect that you really forget that hes even there. This is a goal that all narrators should desire to really make you drift off into the fantasy of the author's book.

WOW, really wow!!

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A super novel

This storie has kept me rivoted and I couldn't put it down . A great novel.

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  • Mark
  • Bluefield, VA United States
  • 09-30-17

Exceptional Series

Earth is on the move and set to become the dominant regional power and then and old visitor shows up, the Grays. Looking forward to the next installment.

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One more GREAT book!!

My complaint is the same as with Richard Fox books, NOW I have to wait for the next one can't these guys write any faster? Well once you are done you can read his while you wait for the next book, ....If you have finished the rest of the series and like them this will on par and You will enjoy it also

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  • tekone
  • New York, NY USA
  • 09-11-17

I often rate high

Because I carefully pick my books. I am a fan of military sci-fi books and while the genre is diverse it can also become repetitive... This series is a classic example of core scifi and good old fashioned story telling.

I look so forward to the next!

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  • DocJim
  • Southern Indiana
  • 09-11-17

Great Military Sci-Fi, But More is to Come!

Books are expensive. Audiobooks are not any more expensive than regular books via Audible with a Membership - but still expensive and harder to borrow from a library.

That being said, this series has been a terrific military based Sci-Fi story. But the ending left on a cliffhanger. So did Star Wars and Harry Potter, so what is my problem? I like to listen to books. My eyes are bad due to a car accident so listening is what I do. This book came out and wow, it was a wonderful, fun ride. Just enough tech to be great Sci-Fi but a great belief in Humanity to keep Gene Roddenberry happy.

All the books in the series were worth the money I spent. Wonderfully made characters, superb battles, shipyards to fire the imagination. Not everything works -- a nice dose of reality. The narration fits the tone of the book perfectly. I recommend the series wholeheartedly!

I have only one complaint. It will be months, maybe a year or more before the next book is released. Will I not listen to another book between now and then? As was said in Meredith Wilson's Music Man, "Not on your fireless cooker!" So when the next installment comes along I will have several other books and their stories rolling around in my noggin. Often causing me to think hard or listen to the previous book again to gain my bearings.

It is an excellent series. But it is NOT Harry Potter or Star Wars where you will remember the story where it left off. Too many great Sci-Fi series do this and to me, it is starting to get frustrating.

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A nice yarn

Go Humans. I enjoyed the story very much. it has step up and go tone to human approach to Space Exploration using a peace through strength approach. Who could ask for more.

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  • PaulD
  • 09-19-17

c'mon Mr Harris, we need the next book ASAP

Would you listen to TFS Fugitive again? Why?

Yes. It was highly entertaining

What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A sense of pace only someone reading with foreknowledge of the story can bring.

Any additional comments?

This series is both infuriating and brilliant. Infuriating because every time a book ends you think "oh no, surely not yet....". Cannot wait for the next instalment, I hope it comes very soon.

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  • Loxton
  • 06-11-18

So far, a great original sci-fi!

This is my overall review for the entire series thus far.

The good:
- The Greys' are usually such a sci-fi trope, but their enigmatic manner of inclusion into this story, in the backstory that has been revealed and in their return in this novel has taken that typical trope and turned it into an origami flower. So as to say, it's put a fresh swing on an old cliche.
- The plot all the way through the series, and through each novel, progresses smoothly and naturally without unneeded pause or drama.
- Overall, the narration was pretty good! Some characterisations kind of blurred together, but the writing was such that it was easy enough to pick them all apart with the descriptive text around the dialogue.
- It has built an interesting and not quite clear picture of the Pelarans, which I mean in a good way. From the get-go, with the whole legalistic contract of technology use thing, and the manner in which the cultivation program works, they are set out as the bad guys. But as the story progresses and we get more on the Sajeth collective and their internal politics/failings, along with the Wek, it builds shades of grey out of the formerly black and white seeming issue. All the way up to the end of this novel, the image of the Pelarans is shifting, but still maintaining an ominous background.
- Political drama! I've very much enjoyed the political drama of Earth emerging as a unified power and where that intercepts the politic-ing with the Wek and the different perspective that gives on the Sajeth collectives overall political behaviour.
- The sciencyness! The level of scientific description of sci-fi is always a fine balance. Honestly, I don't mind if a sci-fi has totally crazy scientific prowess so long as it doesn't try and make it out to be like magic with some level of explanation. On the other hand, the scales can be tipped the other way with far too much focus on describing/explaining how the science of this or that works and it bogs you down in details that break you out of the immersive-ness of the plot. This story tiptoes on that balance at times, but overall everything is explained just enough to be easy to follow and enjoy without going too deep into a descriptive nightmare.

The bad:
-The Characters. Whilst each character has their own unique manner of behaviour, the dialogue used by all of them, alien or human, is far too similar for my liking. Just about every character with any real dialogue time uses many, if not all, of the same mannerisms and unique expressions, which are generally uncommon in everyday society. I kind of want to go on about that a little more, since it happened consistently throughout all the novels in such a manner that broke me out of being immersed every time I heard it, but there's nothing else to really add to that.
- Timescale. Whilst the story did move along quite nicely and fluidly, there were points where the story described how long it had been from this event or that event. The time that it described as having passed hadn't really been described in the dialogue or progression of the plot. Like an event was happening and in progress and suddenly it was over and fast forward to the next series of events where it then tells you how long its been in an offhanded manner. I feel like this fast forward feeling could have been avoided with some between scenes focusing on the characters in a more personal manner between missions/jumps/events, which would have also built more background for each character.


Overall, I've really enjoyed this series and will be waiting to click BUY on the next instalment :)

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