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Publisher's Summary

After successfully freeing Alliance POWs, "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos.

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  • Chance
  • Monroe, LA, USA
  • 04-30-09

Listen to the complete series

This is a great book, but don't try to listen to it as a stand alone or before the first books. But this is a good thing, you get to listen to first four before this one! This I highly recommend!

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Love this series

I bought the first book in this series during the penny a minute sale and boy did that work out for Audible :) Throughout the first five books the story is excellent and the space battles are both intellectual and exciting (which is a rare combination). Our hero, Captain Geary, has to outwit both his enemies and his allies through many twists and turns. I can't wait for book six!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Was the Wait Worth It?

It absolutely was! Now, the previous reviewer is quite right, this book is a spectacular payoff to a long and heroing journey that has built to a thrilling sprint to safe territory. The thing is, that the challenges are growing more unforgiving for the men and women of the Alliance Fleet; they range from smarter enemies, to saboteurs and more mysterious threats. Along the way, the author also fills in some background about how the hero came to be where and when he is and why that has haunted him since his reawakening. The fantastic space battles are still here, and so is the very heavy, clawing urgency of military needs, the limitations of logistics, time and human mortality. The costs the fleet and its commander pay to get home are high, and reaching safety does not mean the end.
I could not believe the wait required for this book. I am entirely satisfied. If you read and liked the previous four, I’m sure you already have it or will get it at the earliest opportunity. If you haven’t read them, start with the first, Dauntless, and enjoy the ride as we all wait for the sixth book, Victorious.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 02-17-12

Great series

I started the series with book one and have read in order. This is the next to the last book in the series and I can hardly wait to start the last book. Christian Rummel did an excellent job narrating the series. In this book the Fleet is almost into Alliance space and after a spectacular battle to free POWs the fleet finally discovers who the saboteurs are. Now they are almost home the Fleet is a cohesive fighting unit and the esprit de corps is there. One more book in the series then I am done I sure hope Campbell has some other interesting series to read.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Craig
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 06-13-09

Not Normally a Series Fan

Not normally a series book fan, I have really enjoyed this story, I am so drawn in I feel like a crew member of the Aliance Fleet.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Joe
  • Modesto, CA
  • 05-01-09

Great Series

I loved this series of books. Great reading. I cannot wait for the last book in the series. There is a lot of dialog that is very similar throughout the series, but it comes through as being natural. The writing is natural and doesn't seem forced. Cambell is a good story teller.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Dan
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 09-14-09

Excellent Sci-Fi series for grown-ups

Enough action to keep things moving, but by far, this series excels in creating real life human experiences.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • Fredonia, NY, USA
  • 09-10-09

Not a space warfare guy

I am not into all that military war stuff, but I cannot wait for the next one. This series continues its hold on me after every book.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • Timberlake, NC, USA
  • 07-20-09

One Of Sci Fi's Best

This series was absolutely one of the best to which I have listened. The author's detail in describing space travel at such distances and the detailed battle sequences are very believable. I could see them while I was listening and I was transported there. I hope the "Black Jack" Geary character will be back soon!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jesse
  • Creston, NC USA
  • 05-07-09

Best Space Warfare Saga - Ever

The only problem with this series is - the later books are too short and it's too long between books.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • M. O. Butler
  • 12-29-09

excellent series

I could not stop listening Looking forward to the next one

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  • david
  • 08-07-18

slowing down

I feel the story is coming to an end so the story is slowing down

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  • Mike T.
  • 05-14-18

Action, excitement and Persian Donkeys. I like ;-)

Starts with an overly long recap of the events thus far. Just in case someone starts reading a series with book five I guess?

However, I was not disappointed once the story and action started going. Most satisfying. Enough with the running. Actually looking forward to the next book.

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  • Sir Greggor
  • 02-02-18

Black Jack at his best !

Your wasting time reading this as you should aready have this in your collection !

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  • Paul A. Adams
  • 09-15-17

A real joy

I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to the next book and the new complexity that will be revealed.

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 09-01-17

finally home

almost there, just one more book and and then it's all over, until the next set of books and stories.

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  • joel
  • 01-18-16

fantastic, intelligent and inspiring!

Series explains about some people and tactics, I have started to use the tactics in real life, in a good way like Geary ofcourse ;)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful