Carrera

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 736 ratings

A Desert Called Peace Publisher's Summary

He raised an army against those who took everything from him.

They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted. From the pile of rubble and the pillar of fire that mark the last resting place of Linda Hennessey and her children arises a new warrior - Carrera, scourge of the Salafis. He will forge an army of ruthless fanatics from the decrepit remains of failed state's military. He will wage war across half a world. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them, and those who support them, utterly, completely, without restraint or remorse. Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.

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  • Book 1

    • A Desert Called Peace

    • Carrera, Book 1
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    He raised an army against those who took everything from him. They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen!

    • By John on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 2

    • Carnifex

    • Carrera, Book 2
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Patricio Carrera has been waging what amounts to a private world war to bring to justice the murderers of his family; He's raised an army and air force and used them. He's raised a fleet and he's about to use that. He's suborned one republic and is about to undermine another. He's tracked his enemies across half a world, breaking, in the process, any notion of international law that stood in his way. Now he's deployed his legions to Pashtia, penultimate hideout of the Salafi Ikhwan who have made him what he has become.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I would not complain..

    • By Munte on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 3

    • The Lotus Eaters

    • Carrera, Book 3
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Carrera’s won his war, and inflicted a horrific revenge upon his enemies. But there are wars after wars. The Tauran Union is planning an attack. The criminals of neighboring states are already attacking, and threatening to embroil him in a war with the planet’s premier power. His only living son is under fire among the windswept mountains of Pashtia. An enemy fleet is hunting his submarines. His organization has been infiltrated by spies. One of the two governments of his adopted country, Balboa, is trying to destroy everything he’s built and reinstitute rule by a corrupt oligarchy.

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 4

    • The Amazon Legion

    • Carrera, Book 4
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    On the colony planet of Terra Nova, Carrera has achieved his revenge, destroying those who had destroyed his life by killing his wife and children in a terrorist strike. And, with this help of his second wife, he has thwarted an attempted coup that would have restored the rule of the oligarchy and undone his hard-won victory. But his fight is not over yet.... The problem of the Tauran Union's control of the Transitway between Terra Nova and Earth remains, as does the problem of the nuclear-armed United Earth Peace Fleet, orbiting above the planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun

    • By Milton on 08-19-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Come and Take Them

    • Carrera, Book 5
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    The Carrera saga continues with entry number five, and the sequel to Amazon Legion. Carrera. Relentless. Machiavellian. Without compunction. Victorious. Pity his enemies. Be thankful he is on the side of freedom from totalitarian domination. On the colony planet of Terra Nova, soldier turned political leader Carrera has achieved his revenge, destroying those who killed his wife and children in a terrorist strike, and helping to establish a free country. But Carrera’s fight is not over. War with the Tauran Union is inevitable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This isn't going anywhere...strike three

    • By Andrew on 05-05-14

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 6

    • The Rods and the Axe

    • Carrera, Book 6
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Balboa’s Patricio Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country, driven them out with appalling loss and worse humiliation.That’s not enough though. To finally finish his enemies, Carrera needs to draw them back for a more telling defeat. He cannot take the battle to them because, beyond some long-range bombardment capability, he cannot reach them. But when they return, they don’t plan to come alone; they insist on having someone else do most of the bleeding for them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Killer Series Installment Number 6

    • By Michael Jacobi on 07-09-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 7

    • A Pillar of Fire by Night

    • Carrera, Book 7
    • By: Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Carrera's held off his enemies coming by sea from the north, in the process dealing the naval and amphibious forces of the Zhong Empire a stinging defeat. The Zhong won't soon forget the blood-stained waters and the heaped-up bodies on the shores of Balboa's Isla Real. Now, though, his adopted country of Balboa is under assault from the east, from the south, from the west, from the air, and from space. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only 14h 55m.. Why Oh Why!? ;)

    • By Munte on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $24.95